Dr. Wyche's Yellow
|Dr. Wyche's Yellow|
|Fruit shape||beefsteak, flattened|
|Variety type||family heirloom|
- indet., regular leaf, yellow/orange beefsteaks about 6-16 oz with meaty interior and small seed cavities, no core. Some fruits have some green shoulders. Excellent sweet flavor, nice texture.
- Seed Source
- 1. Reimer Seeds
- 2. Seed Savers Exchange 11|2010 (#1)}}
- 3. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06
- Large vines need caging or staking, 80 days, indet., good producer of medium to large (8-20 oz) meaty golden yellow slightly flattened fruit, often with green shoulders, with very good rich flavor.
- Reimer Seeds / NC LE C 94 (Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina) / TN GR J 92 (John D. Green of Tennessee)
Year: 1994, 2000, 2002
Location: Augusta, Michigan
- 80 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a good yield of 8-16 oz yellow-orange fruit with very good flavor.
- Reimer Seeds / NY MA C 96 (Carolyn Male of Latham, New York) / NC LE C 93 (Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina) / TN GR J 92 (John D. Green of Tennessee)
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- 90 days, indeterminate, regular leaf. Unfortunately this one was cut short by an early frost, the season wasn't just quite long enough this year. Even considering that, I did get about 2lbs from this tomato. 10-16 oz non-uniform lobed fruit. Deep yellow/orange in colour. Excellent flavour, probably the best yellow I have had. Very sweet, but very rich. Didn't seem to mind the extreme heat we had this summer too much.
- Reimer Seeds / The Cottage Gardener Seeds, Ontario.
Location: Nelson, BC, Canada
- A family heirloom from the United States.
- The connection to John Wyche is not clear. The variety was sent to Craig LeHoullier by John D. Green (of Cherokee Purple fame) in 1992 - Craig was the first to grow it out and list it in the SSE yearbook. John Green claimed that Dr. Wyche sent him the variety just before he passed away (1985), and Dr. Wyche actually called it 'Hot Yellow'.
- This is one of the varieties described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
- Twelve commercial sources were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dr. Wyche's Yellow - flower buds. 2010-07-01.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dr. Wyche's Yellow - flower. 2010-07-01.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dr. Wyche's Yellow - baby fruit. 2010-07-28.
Susan Anderson (TX AN S): Dr. Wyche's Yellow. 2008.
Kelly Gilliam: Dr. Wynche's Yellow, 2009.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dr. Wyche's Yellow - ripe fruit. 2010-09-01.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dr. Wyche's Yellow - ripe fruit. 2010-10-18.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dr. Wyche's Yellow - sliced fruit (slightly spoiled). 2010-10-18.