This heirloom blend brings you both red and yellow, firm fruit that can be eaten like grapes all summer long. Sweet, mild flavor and low acidity make these tomatoes traditionally best for pickling and preserves, but they are great for salads and snacking, too. 'Red Pear' seeds are dyed red, while the 'Yellow Pear' seeds remain natural so you know which color tomato you are sowing. Vigorous vines easily reach 6'.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
Variety Information: 1″–2″ long, 1″ wide, red or yellow pear-shaped tomatoes.
When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1/8″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24″–36″
Row Spacing: 36″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 24″–36″
Harvesting: Red & Yellow Pear Blend tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when they are red and yellow, respectively, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside. 30 seeds.