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Orange and Yellow Low Acid Tomatoes for Breakfast

Yellow pear tomato is sweet and meaty, an heirloom from the 17th century.
Yellow pear tomato is sweet and meaty, an heirloom from the 17th century.
Yellow pear tomato is sweet and meaty, an heirloom from the 17th century.

Most orange tomatoes are sweeter and fruitier flavored than red tomatoes. Most yellow tomatoes are less tangy than red tomatoes. Because they have less bite orange and yellow tomatoes are good served at breakfast and in fresh mixed vegetable salads.

Many but not all orange and yellow tomatoes are lower in acid content than red tomatoes. Some orange and yellow tomatoes are almost acid free. These are ideal for people with stomach disorders.

Yellow tomatoes have less lycopene than red tomatoes (lycopene produces the red color in tomatoes); they are rich in niacin (to help you maintain good cholesterol) and rich in folate (a water-soluble B vitamin), but have less vitamin C than red tomatoes.

Orange and yellow tomatoes come in all sizes from small cherry- or salad-size to large beefsteak size. Like red tomatoes, there are orange and yellow tomatoes for slicing and serving on sandwiches and others suited for cooking and sauces.

Many orange and yellow tomatoes are meaty and well-suited for chopping and adding to breakfast scrambles and omelettes. They also can be added fresh on the side or used in sweet relishes.

15 Recommended Orange and Yellow Low Acid Tomatoes

Here are 15 orange and yellow, mostly low acid tomatoes that have outstanding flavor and are easily available in garden centers or online:

• Azoychka: brilliant yellow, 5 to 8 ounce, oblate shape fruit; sweet citrus flavor; yellow tomatoes; Russian heirloom. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 60 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Dr. Wyche’s Yellow: golden-yellow to 16 ounce; meaty sweet-tangy flavor; Oklahoma heirloom. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 80 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Golden Boy: golden yellow fruit, 8 to 9 once fruits; sweet flavor. Indeterminate, hybrid, 75 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Golden Delight: yellow-orange, globe-shaped to 4 ounces; rich tomato flavor; good slicing tomato. Determinate, open-pollinated, 60 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Golden Jubilee: golden yellow fruit, meaty globe-shaped fruit to the size of small beefsteak, mild flavor, low acid, great salsa tomato; heirloom 1943 All-America Selection. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 74 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Golden Ponderosa: golden yellow, meaty and juicy mild flavor beefsteak; West Virginia heirloom. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 80 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Golden Queen: yellow with pink blush, 8 to 12 ounce tomato; sweet, full tomato flavor; heirloom from 1882. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 78 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Lemon Boy: lemon-colored flesh to medium-sized 7 ounce slicing tomato; mild sweet flavor; use in salsas and gazpacho. Indeterminate, hybrid, 72 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Mandarin Cross: orange round fruit with sweet low acid flavor; Japanese origin. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 76 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Moon Glow: yellow-orange, heavy yield of 6 to 8 ounce tomatoes; tasty tomato flavor; great for slicing or salad. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 85 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Morden: yellow, medium round, tomato with sharp, tangy taste; high in pectin; Canadian heirloom. Determinate, open-pollinated, 70 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Sunray: yellow-orange 8- to 10-ounce, round, sweet flavor with lite balance of acid; salad or sauce tomato; heirloom. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 75 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Tangella: yellow-orange-tangerine colored tomato produces clusters of 2-inch round fruit; fruity and tangy; heirloom. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 79 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Yellow Pear: lemon-yellow, pear-shaped to 1 ½ inches long; prolific producer; very sweet flavor; bite-sized for salads; heirloom from 17th century. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 75 days to harvest from transplanting.

• Yellow Plum: lemon yellow, 1 ½ inch plum shaped tomato grows in clusters; sweet, mild flavor; for canning and salads; heirloom. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 70 days to harvest from transplanting.

 

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