Tomato Aranyalma (Golden Apple)

A medium/large Yellow Cherry tomato on Regular Leafed Indeterminate plants.


We grew this for the first time in 2016 from seeds acquired at a local seed swap. Looking for descriptions on the internet was made more complicated by the fact that “Aranyalma” is Hungarian for “Golden Apple” which is a reasonable description of the fruit.

Like many yellow cherry varieties, the taste can be described as “mild”. Their flavour doesn’t have the smokey undertones of black tomatoes, nor do they have the thick flesh of many red cherry tomatoes, but they are juicy and add to salads in the summer, but they (usually) do not cook well and when cooked can make insipid looking sauces.

It dates back to the 1950’s. They are very similar to our “home bred” Oleron Yellow.

Feedback from a visitor: I grew this Aranyalma tomato in Hollywood very successfully. It was best as fresh eaten right from picking. I have propagated them from the tomatoes I grew there. However I am now in the high desert in Calif and the seeds I have are from 2008 and generations removed from the seeds I got from eBay. I will plant some in the next few days but I hope to get some more seeds closer to the true strain. Although the ones I have grown have bred true.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 1-2 oz
  • Fruit Colour: Yellow
  • Flesh Colour: Yellow
  • Plant Type: indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Heritage Open Pollinated
  • Ripe Days: Early/Mid (55-75 days)
  • Taste: Mild
  • Our Source: Local Seed Swap (2016)
  • Origin: Germany
  • Alternatives: Oleron Yellow, Ildi, Nikolayev Yellow Cherry, Sungella, Sungold
  • Fruit per Truss: 6-10
  • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches

These used to be available from the Heritage Seed Library but have “disappeared” from their list.

Updated: 20/05/2022

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