Fargo Yellow Pear Tomato Seed Organic
If you ever put one of these Fargo Yellow Pear Cherry tomatoes in your mouth you will always grow them every year! This is absolutely the best, sweetest cherry/pear tomato you may ever find! Beautiful left whole in salads. You are bound to drop a few on the ground which will self sow and grow next planting season. It's "OMGDNS Delicious"!
(82 days) Open-pollinated. Vigorous Determinate. Introduced 1934 by Oscar Will & Co. of Bismarck, ND, yet another of famous breeder A.F. Yaeger’s creations. He crossed Bison with Yellow Pear for earliness and higher yields. Each plant produces about three dozen sweet tasty 1 oz fruits. About twice the size of regular pear tomatoes, the meaty morsels are crack resistant.
30 seed per pack.
For all tomatoes, days to maturity are from date of transplanting.
Culture: Tender, cannot tolerate frost. Usually started indoors Feb to April. Avoid using fresh manure as it causes lush foliage with few ripe fruits. Instead use generous amounts of well-rotted cow or horse manure or compost to boost plant vigor, and crushed eggshells at the bottom of each hole for calcium. Heavy phosphorus needs. Responds well to foliar sprays.
Determinate (Det) bush varieties may be staked, should not be pruned.
Indeterminate (Ind) climbing varieties are customarily staked and pruned.
Good seed retains viability so we often commission two-year productions. Organically and sustainably grown seed was rinsed with a sodium hypochlorite solution to reduce the risk of seed-borne disease. This treatment poses no health risks.
Minimum germination soil temperature 50°, optimal range 60-85°, ideal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 6 days at 77°.
Cultural controls: Disinfect greenhouse materials & cages, farming tools & gloves, avoid overhead irrigation, don't work crop when wet, rotate crops, use compost. Don't smoke around tomato plants. Use diatomaceous earth and or wood ashes for dusting pests.