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Tomato Red Pear / Cherry Bell

Original price was: £2.99.Current price is: £2.79.

A fascinating Pear / bell shaped bright red “Golf Ball” sized tomato, borne on vigorous indeterminate plants producing a prolific crop of sweet, mild flavoured crimson red fruits.

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Tomato Red Pear / Cherry Bell

Tomato Red Pear / Cherry Bell. A fascinating Pear / bell shaped bright red “Golf Ball” sized tomato, borne on vigorous indeterminate plants producing a prolific crop of sweet, mild flavoured crimson red fruits.

Cultivation Advice

  • Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0).
  • Enhance the soil with organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure for improved fertility.
  • Start Red Pear / Cherry Bell tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost.
  • Transplant seedlings into the garden after the danger of frost has passed, providing appropriate spacing (18-24 inches apart).
  • Ensure the tomato plants receive full sunlight, at least 6-8 hours per day, for optimal growth and fruit development.
  • Maintain consistent soil moisture throughout the growing season. Water deeply and regularly, especially during dry spells.
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plants to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
  • Provide support for the tomato plants, especially if growing indeterminate varieties like Red Pear / Cherry Bell, to prevent sprawling and breakage.
  • Use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer at planting and periodically throughout the growing season.
  • Monitor plant health, and adjust fertilization based on the specific needs of the variety.
  • Determine whether Red Pear / Cherry Bell is a determinate or indeterminate variety. Prune indeterminate types by removing suckers and lower foliage to improve air circulation.
  • Regularly inspect for common tomato pests such as aphids, hornworms, or whiteflies.
  • Utilize natural predators or implement organic pest control methods to address any infestations.
  • Water at the base of the plant to minimize the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Mulching can help prevent soil-borne diseases by reducing soil splashing onto the foliage.
  • Harvest Red Pear / Cherry Bell tomatoes when they reach their full, mature color. These small, pear-shaped or cherry tomatoes are typically red when ripe.
  • Plant tomatoes alongside compatible companions like basil, marigolds, or nasturtiums to enhance growth and deter pests.
  • Red Pear / Cherry Bell tomatoes are well-suited for container gardening. Choose large containers with proper drainage for patio or balcony cultivation.
  • Understand the growth habit of Red Pear / Cherry Bell. Determinate varieties may not require as much pruning or support as indeterminate ones.
  • Wait until the soil has warmed up before transplanting seedlings to ensure optimal growth.
  • Practice crop rotation to reduce the risk of soil-borne diseases. Avoid planting tomatoes in the same location every year.
  • Install sturdy tomato cages around the plants early in the growing season to provide support as they mature.
  • Implement organic pest control methods such as introducing beneficial insects or using neem oil to deter common tomato pests.
  • In cooler climates, consider using season extension techniques like row covers to protect plants from late spring or early fall frost.
  • Check if there are disease-resistant varieties of Red Pear / Cherry Bell available. Choosing resistant varieties can contribute to overall plant health.
  • In late summer, consider light pruning to improve air circulation and sunlight penetration, especially if the plant has dense foliage.
  • Use a moisture meter to monitor soil moisture levels and adjust watering practices accordingly to prevent overwatering or underwatering.
  • Explore natural mulching alternatives like straw or shredded leaves to maintain soil moisture and regulate temperature.
  • Periodically amend the soil with organic matter to replenish nutrients and improve soil structure.
  • Keep a garden journal to record observations, including plant growth, flowering patterns, and any challenges faced, for future reference and improvement.
  • Harvest tomatoes when they reach their mature color for optimal flavor. Red Pear / Cherry Bell tomatoes are typically picked when fully red.

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