All seedlings are for pick up only. Available pick up days are: May 15th, May 22nd or May 29th. Please select the date you'd like in our drop down menu. Seedling orders to be placed seperately from other orders.
Note: Price is for 4 pack of seedlings of this variety.
Heirloom with unusual pear shape and burgundy colour.
Good yields of 4–6 oz. fruit with excellent, rich flavour. Harvest when shoulders are still green for best flavour. Potato-leaf plants.
CULTURE:Medium-rich soil with pH 6.0–6.8 preferred. Fertilize accurately since excess nitrogen causes rampant growth, rot, and delayed ripening. For short determinates, succession-plant every 4–6 weeks.
PLANTING: Plant in rows 4–6' apart and 12–24" wide. Plant deeply to encourage adventitious rooting. Water seedlings with a high-phosphate fertilizer solution at planting to help boost early yields.
HARVEST:Fruits ripen gradually from the blossom end to shoulders and from the base of clusters to the tips. Harvest softer fruit unstacked into shallow, padded trays. Use fully ripe fruit only for local retail or home-use. To deliver sound fruit, pick less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between field and customer. Any fruit breaking color will still ripen post-harvest. Calyx can be removed or kept to prove freshness. If staking larger fruit with calyx on, consider trimming below shoulders when harvesting.
STORAGE:Store blemish-free, near-ripe fruit 4–7 days at room temperature in darkness. Store longer with proper variety selection, picking less-ripe, and keeping at cooler temperatures 45–60°F (7–16°C). Colder and picking too green will sacrifice end-quality.
Tiny Veggies is a nursery run by Evain Maurice (Belle Roots Farm) and Jpshua Tuck in Penetangusihene. They grow all of your garden transplant needs using only organic potting soil and well water ensuring a clean start for your home grown food,