Yellow cherry heritage tomato on compact determinate plants.
Yellow Pigmy is a small yellow cherry tomato that grows on a small but sprawling determinate plant. Similar in some respects to Tumbling Tom Yellow. Its tasty and would be worth growing for the fact that it only takes up a limited space but the fruit are a pain to pick.
In many respects, I probably prefer to grow Halms Gelbe as it seems to be better behaved and more compact and produces reasonable sized tomatoes.
For the first time, I’ve grown both Halms Gelbe and Yellow Pigmy at the same time and in the same conditions and it confirmed my thoughts above. Whilst Halms Gelbe produces fewer fruit (and possibly less weight) the pea sized Yellow Pigmy are a right pain to pick, split easily (like most pea sized tomatoes) and don’t keep at all well (you’ve got to eat them more or less straight away, they certainly go mouldy in a couple of days). So (and this may seem harsh) there has to be a very good reason to grow them and there are equally compact plants that produce more useful fruit.
- Fruit Type: Cherry
- Fruit Shape: Round
- Fruit Size: Pea Sized
- Fruit Colour: Yellow
- Flesh Colour: Yellow
- Plant Type: Determinate
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Seed Type: Heritage
- Ripe Days: Early (55-65 days)
- Taste: Sweet/Sharp
- Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds
- Alternatives: Tumbling Tom Yellow, Halm’s Gelbe
- Fruit per Truss: N/A
- Truss Spacing: N/A
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