[NAFEX] Well a tomato is a fruit...in search of Yellow Pear
sdw12986 at aol.com
Sat Sep 26 14:26:37 EDT 2009
I haven't grown yellow pear for at least a decade, so I can't help you
with seeds. I have a question though.
Are you still living where the yellow pear of your youth was grown? You
didn't move a thousand miles away to a completely different climate did
you? You know that some tomatoes are great in some locations and not others.
fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
> The fluffy one is sad, older now, and sadly potentially facing changing taste buds I no longer can grow a yellow pear tomato that matches my memories from decades ago.
> I usually grow a potpourri of tomatoes, and I fondly remember the yellow pear of my youth ,a pleasant mild tasting, low acid tomato that was wonderful when mixed with sharper tomatoes like a Super Beefsteak or Better Boy. Now a committed full flavor tomato heirloom snob (yeah I still grow Hybrids like Super Beefsteak, Sweet100 and Better Boy too, just in case) I really miss the remembered taste of the Yellow Pear from days gone your in salads and salsas for a contrast.
> I have tried several commercial sources and none are producing the tomatoes of my memory. What I am getting are ungoshly bland, mushy textured tomatoes that frankly are not worth the space they occupy other than for eye appeal.
> What I suspect is there are many strains of yellow pear and I simply have not lucked out enough to get the right one. I do know if I encounter it again I will save the darn seeds.
> Anyways, I thought I would put in a request to the good folks at NAFEX that if anyone has a good strain of yellow pear they save seed from if you could spare a few, say 5-10 seeds, so I can get something going next year that is worth a dran
> Obviously we can swap something, all I want is a few starter seeds of a know good parent.
> I thank you for any consideration your give this matter,
> the fluffy one
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