Plow Maker Farms
Yellow Pear Cherry Tomatoes
A pretty yellow tomato with an unusual shape. Fill a glass bowl with sun colored heirloom Yellow Pear Tomatoes for a striking and tasty centerpiece.
Picture: Yellow Pear Tomatoes ripen on the vine. Note the green shoulders found on many tomato heirloom varieties.
This is a mild and juicy yellow tomato which is not too sweet. Yellow Pear Cherry Tomatoes are great for salad or just eating fresh for a quick snack. It will add subtle flavor and color without overpowering other flavors in a dish. The shape and cheery color make it stands out in a bowl of round red and black cherry tomatoes.
Although the Yellow Pear tomato looks fresh and modern it has been grown for centuries. This popular heirloom variety dates back at least to the early 1700's in Europe. Yellow Pear tomatoes were first recorded in 1805 by biologist and mycologist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon.
Persoon published two volumes of a popular botanical book, Synopsis plantarum, as well as several important works focusing on fungus. He remained unemployed and somewhat of a recluse throughout his life; preferring to dedicate his life to the study and classification of fungi. For his dedication to mushrooms, Persoon is known as the founding father of systematic mycology.
Yellow Pear Tomato varieties were one of the first tomatoes grown in North America. The Hudson Bay Company sold these citrus colored beauties as early as 1825.