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Tomato, Belmonte Pear (Organic)

Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 75 days. Indet.

Andrew has been looking for a productive early Italian giant pear tomato for years and none of the standards seem to produce well here in Oregon. That was until we tried Belmonte Pear. It is the classic red Italian piriform (pear shaped) tomato found in Italy. Highly regarded for sauces and roasting, these beautiful, 6-10 oz fruit are strangely captivating and irresistible. Many of the more famous pear types, such as Cuneo, tend to be a little too late and susceptible to blossom end rot. However, Belmonte Pear is perfect. We sourced our original seed from a wonderful small seed business called The Sample Seed Shop and they say they received it from a friend who sourced it from an Italian seed company. According to their research, it originates from an oxheart/Marmande cross, which may explain some of its earliness and forgiving nature. There is a pink oxheart Italian tomato out there with the same name, however it is a different variety.

Packet ≈ 30 seeds

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1/2 g ≈ 150-250 seeds

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2 g

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1/4 oz

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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.

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  1. hello4

    The Best Sauce Tomato!

    hello4 (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    I have been growing sauce tomatoes in Western Oregon for 15 years. Belmonte Pear is hands down the best one I have ever grown, (hybrid or otherwise). It is big, has luscious, meaty flesh, very little seeds and tastes great! 2020, was not a great year for tomatoes (among other things!) but Belmonte Pear was productive and gave me several rounds of good picking. Some cracking and very little blossom end rot. This is THE tomato to grow for your pantry staples.

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  2. Cindy Samco

    I'm sorry to see the news about The Sample Seed Shop

    Cindy Samco (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    It appears that The Sample Seed Shop is no longer in business. I truly hope Adaptive continues to sell these seeds. I really like this tomato a lot! <3

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