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TOMATO Big Pear (Heirloom)

Lycopersicon esculentum

Stock: Available

$3.80

Family: Solanaceae

Subfaimly: Solanoideae

Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seeds per packet: Approx 25

 

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An Italian heirloom variety “Big Pear” produces large red meaty tomatoes similar to beefsteak tomatoes, but pear shaped and rich in flavour.

An indeterminate variety of tomato that is excellent for Italian cooking and for paste making.


Adaptable to most soils but produces the best fruit in a deep free-draining soil with consistent moisture in a sunny position. Protect from strong winds, support with stakes when required.

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring

Sow: 6mm deep
For best results grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Keep warm and moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 75-100cm
Row Space: 50-60cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

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