Steve hadn't ever heard of pear tomatoes. At least, that's what he claimed. I had fond memories of eating them as a child. When I saw the plant at the nursery a couple of months ago, I knew I had to have it. They have just starting ripening...I think we'll just eat them straight off the vine. The pear tomatoes are less acidic than their red cousins...and they don't squirt when you bite into them, like cherry tomatoes. Yum.