Neville Sinclair has been growing this tomato for 20 years. Many years ago a distant farmer neighbour (John Barnes) grew a large Pear shaped tomato. Neville always wished he had asked him for seed. Playing with his kids one day at a domain in Johns district I spied a dropped fragment of tomato on the ground (colour distinctive), immediately interested I picked it up – one seed adhering. I saved & sowed and Johns distinctive tomato was the result!! Large irregular pear shaped fruit, pinkish skin, crimson flesh. Rich yet mellow flavour. Late maturing however I am continually selecting from the earliest fruiting plants. Indeterminate. I stake but never manage to remove all laterals. Plant strong enough to produce fruit on many laterals but fruit larger on single stem. Good producer and very vigorous. Not resistant to drought. No pests or diseases noticed.
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