My wife picked a few tomatoes this evening for supper. She picked three large (about a pound) RED beefsteak types. The taste was prob the sweetest I’ve tasted this year of any of our toms. They were also very dense fruits, not a lot of liquidy parts. So, very good tomatoes, hopefully we’ll get more to try.
Ok, here’s the issue. When I sowed these seedlings into plastic cups, I wrote down the variety on the cup. These are supposed to be Dr Wyche Yellow tomatoes. Yes, yellow. My understanding and observation is that yellow toms turn from green to light yellow, and then dark yellow or gold, like our Jaune Flammé, and Orange KY beefsteak. They never transition from green to red to yellow. I could be wrong, but I think this is correct. Maybe @Fusion_power could comment?
So, I obviously have labelled this variety wrong. But, what it really is, I don’t know, which is a pity, because these are really good tomatoes. I have tried to grow over 50 different varieties, and am trying to remember which one this is.
Maybe it’s one of the new varieties that I’m trying this year. They are- Sister Miriam, German Strawberry, nope, can’t be those, as these are both oxhearts. Hillbilly, nope, it’s a striped variety. Azoychka, nope, a yellow beefsteak. Better Boy, maybe, but haven’t sampled any of these from three other plants yet.
The only new one left it could be is Omar’s Lebanese, which is supposed to be a huge red beefsteak, like between 1-2 lbs. Aye, but here’s another conundrum. I have two OL plants (at least labelled as such), and the fruit on these plants are small, red beefsteak types, nothing close to the advertised OL, or to these mystery fruits. So…
I’ll post some pics of the fruit, so maybe someone could possibly identify them. The plant has regular leaves, not potato like with Watermelon and Brandywine’s, and is between 6-7ft tall, with thick stalks.