Blue Pear Tomato
My absolute favorite of the 2017 season, Blue Pear Tomato was truly something to behold. Beautiful and mostly clean pear shaped fruits, are different shades of black and reds, with each color fading into each other. A member of the antho family, Blue Pear Tomato should be in everyone’s garden. Bred by Ruslan Doohov, one of Europe’s premier breeders, Blue pear fruits realize their richest colors colors when fully ripened. Vines were very disease resistant and prolific. In fact it took a second, heavier frost to take them out. Blue Pear is sweet, juicy, rich and very satisfying. It’s a very pleasing tomato through and through. If you have never tried these, you deserve to! Check out our images. We are proud to have grown them right here at Renaissance Farms.
kyle bouchard (verified owner) –
Out of the 75 varieties I grew in 2020 this one stood out more than the others, not for flavor or size of the fruit or time to maturity, but the aggressive growth, beauty, and hardiness of the plant, and the heavy production. I grew quite a few in containers that year and most were a complete failure due to a poor soil mix. But not Blue Pear. The plant took off right away and grew so large I hade to extend my cage up a couple of feet with some stakes and wire, and even with pruning I couldn’t keep up. As far as production, I didn’t count them but I would guess I got around 75 fruits, possibly more. However, they were smaller than what’s pictured here, more of a salad size to small paste tomato. The reason I give only three stars is that mine were bland-tasting and took forever to ripen. They also had a firm texture like a long-keeping tomato. I’ve also found that I don’t like the flavor of antho tomatoes in general. It’s likely they would have performed better and had more flavor if grown in the ground or a better container mix.
Marie@PNW (verified owner) –
Not sure what I feel about this tomato. Mine was smaller, did not look like the one in the picture. I planted it in a 5 gallon bucket. Taste was not impressive. Its true though that it was disease resistant but they did crack with all the rain we have here at the PNW. Maybe that’s why the taste was not as good. Also, they have lots of big seeds. Love the meat texture though. I will try this again next year but I will plant it in one of my beds.
L Warner (verified owner) –
These are very pretty tomatoes, though they’re smaller than I thought they’d be. They’re easy to pick and come away cleanly when you tug at them. I didn’t find the flavor to be as sweet as some other tomatoes, though that might just be the year and my location.
Debra (verified owner) –
I loved watching this plant produce this year! These tomatoes are beautiful and very tasty. I’ll grow these again for sure.
2018 will be my second consecutive year growing Blue Pear tomato. That says everything. Fantastic and sweet. I did not purchase my seeds from Renaissance Farms and I did save seeds. Nonetheless, it’s still a fantastic tomato.
CurtisTMaters (store manager) –
Wow! This is one of the prettiest tomatoes that I have ever seen. It’s sweet, juicy and perfect. Vines produced so many I had enough for our neighbors and other friends too!