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Unknown pear shaped tomato - ID?

Posted by mjhuntingtonbeach 10b (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 7, 13 at 18:50

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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RE: Unknown pear shaped tomato - ID?

A view cut open.

RE: Unknown pear shaped tomato - ID?

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.


RE: Unknown pear shaped tomato - ID?

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

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