Heirloom Mini Tomatoes – Red & Yellow Pear
An old-fashioned treat. Our mixed seed packet offers an easy way to grow plants of both crimson-red and sunny yellow little pear shaped tomatoes that ripen like delectable drops of flavor in luscious long clusters. You’ll find their bright colors, appealing shapes and mild sweet taste truly irresistible.
Seeds are color coded with USDA food grade stain to distinguish varieties. Be sure to plant some of each for colorful harvests!
Pink seeds = Red Pear
Undyed seeds = Yellow Pear
Seed Count: 50-55 / Weight: 0.1 gms
Start indoors about 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm 75°F (24°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant into individual containers, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70°F (21°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant these vigorous indeterminate climbers 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant tomatoes several inches deeper than they were growing in containers. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages at planting time as these plants grow tall with heavy fruit loads. Mulch to provide the even moisture tomato plants need to prevent cracking. Don’t overwater once fruit begins to ripen.
Pick the pear-shaped fruits when fully colored for best flavor. Enjoy for sweet snacks any time. Sprinkle liberally in salads where their pretty shapes and bright colors add wonderful eye and taste appeal.
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