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Yellow pear tomato going strong for two centuriesIf staying power is the mark of a good tomato then yellow pear is a world beater.
It has been avidly grown by gardeners for more than two centuries.
Despite being called yellow pear, it is definitely not a pear but takes its name from being pear-shaped and bright golden yellow.
A prolifically fruiting cherry tomato first grown in Europe, it is the best known of a group of heritage tomatoes described as pear tomatoes.
There are similar red and orange fruit, along with a cultivar called beamís yellow pear that is often grown in containers.
Possibly because of its novel colour compared to traditional red tomatoes, it became a favourite in the US after it was introduced there in the early 1800s.
Read more at The Weekly Times (Tony Fawcett)
Publication date: 10/5/2017
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