Origin: Garden cultivar
Tomato 'Beam's Yellow Pear'
Preferred Situation: Full sun; well draining fertile garden soil.
Harvest Date: Tuesday 28 October, 2008
Seed count: 15-20
This garden classic tomato is very popular. My preschool nieces gobbled them up. Sweet mild tasting cherry sized, pear shaped, bright yellow tomatoes are borne in abundance on vigorous vines. Climbed up the peach tree it did.
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. All tomatoes drop their blooms when temperatures reach 85 F or greater, so make sure your tomatoes don't get over heated. Blossom end rot is a nutritional disorder where a lack of calcium causes the fruit to rot from the blossom end so be sure you use something like rock phosphate (22% calcium) when amending your tomato beds/growing medium. Use mulch to retain moisture or prevent water from splashing up on your plants as tomatoes hate having their foliage wet...NEVER WATER FROM ABOVE...its like someone splashing a cold bucket of water on you! See our tomato article under 'Confessions of a Mad Gardener' for growing information.