Yellow pear tomato

Yellow Pear Tomato

£5.99

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Easy to grow, quirky and colourful
These little fun sized tomatoes are easy to grow and are packed full of flavour and rich in vitamins.

Number of plants: 5

Variety: Yellow Pear (organic)

Can be grown in: Growbags or large containers. They will need support to climb. Find out more about growing tomatoes in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Chop up and throw in a handful of fresh basil leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and in an instant you’ll have a delicious colourful summer salad. These are delicious eaten raw, roasted or used in preserves.

Can be delivered from: late April to July.

The right site

Tomatoes need warmth, sun and shelter so are best grown in a greenhouse or conservatory. If you’d prefer to grow them outside, then choose a warm, sheltered and sunny spot, preferably up against a wall.

Can be grown in....

Planting tomatoes in fresh compost in either growbags (two to a bag) or large containers (20-25cm is perfect for one tomato plant) will give the best results. If you choose to plant them in a raised bed outside, then be sure to add plenty of compost.

How far apart?

The spacing is slightly dependent on the variety you choose, and we’ll advise you what’s best for your baby tomato plants when you receive them. As a general rule, though, tomatoes need a decent amount of space for their roots so it’s best to plant a single plant in a pot, two in a grow bag or in a raised bed with 50cm between each plant.

Looking after your plants....

Plant your tomato plants as soon as possible after they arrive into a 1.5 litre pot of good quality compost and allow them to grow in this for a few weeks indoors on a sunny window sill.  Keep the compost moist but not waterlogged. They can then be transferred into their final growing container. Use bamboo canes to support the stems of cordon (upright) varieties (eg. Tigerella)


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Feed them well

Water them well! Making sure your tomatoes are kept evenly and consistently watered will ensure they are happy plants. They don’t like drying out and then becoming waterlogged!

Make sure you add some kind of organic fertiliser to wherever you plant your tomatoes as they do like to be kept well fed.

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Pinch off side shoots

Pinch off any side shoots regularly (cordon varieties) and remove any yellowing leaves.

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Plant with marigolds

Grow some marigolds next to your tomatoes to keep away aphids

Storage Tips

Here at Rocket Gardens we prefer to keep our tomatoes at room temperature rather than storing them in the fridge – you get better flavour from them that way.

Ways to cook

You can’t really beat a fresh tomato salad. Simply sliced, drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with sea salt and served with a few torn up basil leaves.