Tomato Transparent

Yellow large cherry open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.


One of many yellow, round tomatoes (very similar to Oleron Yellow, Snow White, etc.). However, the skin doesn’t add colour to the tomato being almost completely transparent (hence the name I suppose). The flavour is a little too mild for us (we prefer something with a little more bite) and it had the “mealy” flavour common in some yellow tomatoes (maybe they had gone overripe) and (finally) it was prone to splitting.

Altogether not something we will hurry to grow again (which is surprising because some people rave about them).

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round(ish)
  • Fruit Size: Small but Variable
  • Fruit Colour: Yellow
  • Flesh Colour: Yellow
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid
  • Taste: Mealy
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-6
  • Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
  • Alternatives: Nikolayev Yellow Cherry, Oleron Yellow
  • Our Source: 2015 Seed Swap

We haven’t found a commercial source for this cultivar, if you know of one please let us know.

Updated: 20/01/2021