Austin's Red Pear Tomato
Introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1998 by Dale Austin of Washington. A real standout among all of Seed Savers Exchange’s red pears due to its superior flavor. Large 2" red tomatoes with elongated neck. Very productive. Occasionally a plant with yellow fruit appears.
- 80 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Pear-shaped fruits grow to 2 inches
- Excellent flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
you’ll have plenty of these all summer
These were the earliest to fruit and very prolific. They didn’t have the best flavor/texture but we never ran out of tomatoes in our snacking bowl on the counter, thanks to them.