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Beam's Yellow Pear Tomato

SKU: 0661
$3.95 to $17.06

Item Details

Introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1983 by John Hartman of Indiana. Our favorite when we compared 25 different yellow pears in 1998. Endless supply of 1½" fruits with great flavor. Ideal for salads.

  • 70-80 days from transplant
  • ±21,000 seeds/oz
  • Conventional
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • Bright yellow fruits grow to 1.5 inches
  • Flavorful fruits are pear shaped

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Sauce
  • Roasting
  • Drying

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.

Growing Instructions

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

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Love these little guys


Huge tomato plant and very prolific. Very tasty, juicy and not mushy.

Must Grow


My wife wont let me go a year without growing these. A sprawling plant and extremely productive. They are almost hard to keep up with once they start ripening. While they do pick up some of the blight it keeps producing.

Good but some disease issues


Very tasty and productive, however I found it was a bit more susceptible to late blight than some other varieties I grew. Worth it if you want the unique appearance and flavor, but be ready for fungal issues, especially in later summer.

My neighbors love em!


I have had these in my garden for 4 years now. They are VERY prolific producer. Once the first ones turn yellow its a never ending harvest until the first frost. My neighbors love em!

So lovely


Produced an abundance of really delicious, meaty tomatoes. I will grow again!!