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Solanum lycopersicum 'Yellow Pear'

Family Name: Solanaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Lots of Water Moderate Water Fruit & Vegetable Annual Herbaceous

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Annual
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 1.8 m to 3.7 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Lycopersicon esculentum 'Yellow Pear' is an herbaceous, heirloom cherry tomato up to 3.7 m tall.
Foliage The leaves are finely dissected in a feather-shaped pattern.
Fruits The fruit is a small, pear-shaped cherry tomato (about 2.5-5 cm long and 2-3 cm wide) which turns bright yellow at maturity. The smooth, glossy skin seldom cracks compared to other cultivars.
Cultivation This easy-to-grow cultivar does well in Singapore's hot, humid climate, producing a consistent abundance of cherry tomatoes from about 78 days after sowing. Plants need about 0.9 m of space between each other and should be staked. The seed can be collected to plant another crop. 
Ethnobotanical Uses Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
Food (Fruit & Vegetable : These mild-flavored tomatoes are a great addition to salads, adding both color and taste. They can also be used to make tomato-based sauces. Some people complain that the tomato lacks flavor. If you pick the tomatoes when they are just about to turn yellow or slightly after, they have a pleasant, sweet, but slightly tart flavor.)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Yellow / Golden
Mature Fruit Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Fleshy Fruit
Fruit Type 2 Non-Accessory Fruit
Typical Fruiting Age - From 2
Typical Fruiting Age - To 6
Typical Fruiting Age - Unit months
Mature Seed Colour(s) Cream / Off-White

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Master ID 32740
Species ID 7152
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 19 October 2020.
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