Italian Red Pear tomato

$3.50

  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Seed Packets contain approx 35 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown Seed.

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Italian Red Pear tomato

Italian Red Pear tomato is an heirloom variety dating back to colonial times that produces an abundance of bright red, small pear-shaped tomatoes.  Vigorous, indeterminate, open vines have a high yield of 5cm long tomatoes.  This long-time favourite has a sweet juicy flavour and is great for snacking right off the vine, in salads or roasted in the oven.  Combine with Yellow Pear Tomatoes for fun, vibrant colour.

Sow – Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).

Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heatmat.

Spacing – 60 to 80cm

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  • The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
  • The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
  • In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
  • This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
  • The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine.
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