[NAFEX] Well a tomato is a fruit...in search of Yellow Pear

ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN hartmansfruit at msn.com
Fri Sep 25 15:20:07 EDT 2009

Have you looked at the varieties at Totally Tomatoes, http://www.totallytomato.com/<http://www.totallytomato.com/>?  If you haven't I would suggest that you get the paper catalog.  It would be a lot easier to find the tomatoes that you are looking for.  They have many, many kinds of tomatoes.

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  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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