Tomato, Belmonte Pear (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 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 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.