Year: 2007, 2009, 2014
Seed Source: Seed bank stock. Original seed from Meighan, of New Westminster, BC (2007).
2014 Excellent production of clusters of small, tart fruit with little sweetness. Keeps flowering and producing up until frost finally kills it off. 4lbs per plant. 2009
Large plant, definitely requires staking. Extremely high yielder of small pear-shaped yellow tomatoes, about 1.5" long. Seems to do very well in dry and hot conditions, no problems with cracking/splitting. Good flavour, a good mild acidity and sweet flavour.
Plant Growth Observations
Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate
Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate
Plant size: Large (5ft)
Leaf type: Regular
Leaf Coverage: Fair
Maturity: 70 days
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
Fruit Shape: Pear (cherry sized)
Fruit Fasciation: Smooth
Fruit Firmness: Medium
Fruit Set: Excellent
Average Fruit Diameter: 0.75"
Average Fruit Length: 1.5"
Average Fruit Weight: 10g (0.35oz)
- Does not like to be kept too dry, prefers moister soil conditions.
- Grown in Europe in the late 18th century, and possibly earlier.
- First documented mention is in 1805 by taxonomist and biologist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon in his work, Synopsis Plantarum.