Little Veggie Patch Co Heirloom Seeds - Tomato 'Yellow Pear'

$5.00

As the name suggested, this cherry variety produces yellow, pear shaped fruit that are sweet and juicy. Originating in Europe in the 18th century, this is a heavy yielding, heirloom staple for the home gardener. 

When to Plant

Zone 1: October–December

Zone 2: August–December

Zone 3: August–January

Zone 4: April–July

Soil

Tomatoes are very nitrogen- hungry, so prepare the soil by integrating nitrogen-rich pea or broad bean plants into your soil as a green manure. Alternatively, mix compost and chook manure through your patch a fortnight prior to planting.

Soil pH Level 5.5–7.5

Position 

Choose a sunny, well-drained spot in your patch, preferably a place you haven’t grown tomatoes in the previous season. 

How to Plant

Propagate in seed trays. Tomatoes are suitable larger pots, but prefer an in-ground veggie patch. It’s recommended to pinch out the first side shoots to encourage plant growth.

Spacing 40–60 cm

Depth 0.5cm - 1cm

Companion Plants

Basil, Marigold

No.of seeds: 50

**Shipping - Not to Western Australia**

Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.

An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.