Question on a Yellow Tomato

Avocado101(9A Southern California)January 27, 2013

Last year, one of my co-workers gave me a yellow tomato. It was hard, and still it is hard. It has not dried nor turned mushy. What type of tomato is this? The size is about 2 inches in diameter.

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there 12000 varieties of tomato 500 may be yellow varieties there is no way to tell from your description.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 11:26PM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

If it lasted as long as you say it could well be what's called a keeping variety, they ripen very slowly and in geneneral have lousy tastes with a few exceptions.

I've linked to a list of longkeeper varieties below from Tania's excellent tomato data base so you can see how many there are.

But with no information given to you I think, actually know, that it will be impossible to ID it.

The only one on her list that I've grown, is the one under the Z category, which is also known as Giraffe.

Hope that helps.


Here is a link that might be useful: Longkeeper varieties

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 9:07AM
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