Yellow Pear

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Tomato 'Yellow Pear'

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2007, 2009, 2014

Accession: 68

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.

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

Fruit Observations

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)

Other Observations

  • 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.