My favorite tomatoes: Snow White cherry
Updated: Mar 2
This tomato came as a complete surprise, but became a staple in my garden after its first year.
I stumbled upon my Snow White tomatoes while visiting my favorite garden center to pick up the one and only cherry tomato I grew at that time. I saw these and was intrigued, so I decided grab a plant and give it a try.
It's been a staple in my garden since. I make a lot of dishes that call for cherry tomatoes and the Snow White tomatoes were a perfect balance to the Sun Gold cherry tomatoes they grew alongside.
The Snow White tomato is slightly larger and much lighter than a Sun Gold tomato, so visually it provides a nice contrast. The flavor is milder so it doesn't compete either but still provides brightness and tomato flavor.
Their size is somewhere between a cherry tomato and a grape tomato, which makes them the perfect size for cutting in half. Many of the recipes I find call for cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half. Sometimes cherry tomatoes can be a little small for that and sometimes grape tomatoes almost need quartering. These cut in half well.
A few facts about yellow cherry tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are great for small spaces and containers
I normally grow more cherry tomatoes because I have a smaller garden, nestled onto a small lot in suburbia, and because I have the heaviest of heavy clay soil, which forces me to grow in containers.
Cherry tomato plants need about as much space to grow as beefsteak or slicing tomatoes, but they do a million times better in containers. The reasons for that are a post for another day (making a mental note to come back and do that), but I've been doing this a long time and I can attest to how much simpler it is to care for cherry tomato plants in containers.
Yellow tomatoes are still acidic
Something that draws me, and a lot of people, to the flavor of yellow tomatoes is the sweeter notes they leave on my palate. This is very true of Sun Gold tomatoes.
The acidic notes are less present in their flavor but if you're on an acid restricted diet don't let this trick you. Yellow tomatoes have the same Ph, or acid content, as any other tomato, regardless of how they taste.
Why I love Snow White tomatoes
The most mildly flavored tomato I've eaten
Light color adds contrast to dishes, especially with other tomatoes
The size makes them easier for slicing in half, which many recipes call for
Just like all tomatoes, their antioxidant properties are good for me
Even when the heat of summer sets them back, they still produce, slowly
They have a thin skin and are juicy, not mealy
Snow White Tomato Facts
Indeterminate growth habit
Cherry/Grape type (about 1-2 ounces)
Hybrid (saved seeds won't produce plants/fruit like the parent next year)
75 days to maturity/DTM
Very pale yellow when ripe