Saturday, September 5, 2009
NEW ZEALAND PINK PEAR
NEW ZEALAND PINK PEAR(aka new Zealand Pink Paste) (D) - Catalog #15
Leaf Type - Potato
SIMPLY TOMATOES NOTES:
This plant has not fared well in the schizophrenic garden, but the first tomato looks great, harvested August 9 which was very sweet for a paste tomato and made a great sandwich. Meat is thick and almost seedless. A perfect variety for slicing and eating fresh or for making elegant pink and tasty sauces.
This paste heirloom from New Zealand is supposed to produce an abundance of gorgeous, pear-shaped, pink fruits with excellent sweet flavors, but alas I mention the weather of the summer of 2009 and this plant produced only two tomatoes before almost succumbing to the cold. As with the other plants that have faltered, I left her in place and believe it or not, a new shoot from the base of the plant has appeared and has new flowers.