Unknown pear shaped tomato - ID?

mjhuntingtonbeachJuly 7, 2013

I found this tomato at a farmer's market, lumped in with a lot of varieties under the heading of "heirloom tomato" I thought it looked interesting, so I picked one up to maybe save some seeds. Pear shaped, large, pointed tip at the wide end, red. Cut it open and there was very little gel, almost like a stuffer tomato, so I suppose it is meant to be a paste tomato.

I tried to find something looking like this online, noticed one tomato called "Etoile" that was similar, Tomatofest had one called "New Zealand Pink Pear" that looks similar but this one is not pink.

Any ideas what this variety is?


Picture from the outside first, will attached a picture of the tomato halved next.

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A view cut open.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 6:51PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

As we tell everyone else who ask for an ID from a photo - it's impossible to do. Best we can do is narrow it down to 20-30 possible varieties (that's how many Tatiana's list) and then guess. Looks like one of the many stuffer varieties, is red, and pear shaped so my guess is....Italian Red Pear or...Ukrainain Pear or...Red Stuffer or....

But there is no way you can ever know for sure much less prove it. So just grow it and enjoy and don't try to slap a name on it because it would likely be incorrect.


    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 7:44PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Could be a pear, but the insides look misformed to me. Might be a misshapen round or oblate.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:09PM
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Did you find the name of the pear shaped tomato you questioned in July 2013? I, in August 2014, bought a couple at the farmers market in Hyannis, MA. My searching leads me to double helix farm in Arkansas and a variety, 100 pounds. They are delicious and I hope we can find seed to grow them in Vermont.
Is this similar to the one you posted?

Here is a link that might be useful: image and description of the tomato 100 pounds

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 2:28PM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

What Steve shows at his website called 100 lbs is typical of many varieties that are called piriform shaped and I'll try to link to just one quiclly.

Link at the bottom.

Big bottom with ribbed sides tapering towards the top.

There are many of them known, both reds and pinks, with more specific names than just piriform/

A lot of them have Albengo as part of the name and mosr originated in Italy or Spain.


Here is a link that might be useful: Red Piriform

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 6:08PM
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