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Tomato 'Tom's Yellow Wonder'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Tom's Yellow Wonder
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Springdale, Arkansas

Miami, Florida

Elgin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 21, 2007, pennyrile from Evansville, IN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Not much to add to Suze's description except to say they start as very vigorous seedlings outpacing the others under the same lights and conditions. When put into the garden, Tom's Yellow Wonder continued to grow strongly and flower almost immediately setting three or more tomatoes per cluster. The plant stayed completely healthy until late in the season when extended drought and heat just proved a bit too much for several varieties.

Several of the tomatoes were heart shaped and had distinct blossom end tips, and most had a faint lower quarter pink blush through their clear epidermis making them a very attractive, clear yellow bicolor with some interior streaking.

Tom sent me seeds in 2006, and says they were from his 2005 crop, so others growing seeds from a... read more


On Mar 22, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great flavor when allowed to get dead ripe. One of my best yellows in '07.

Tom's Yellow Wonder is a (mostly) stable cross likely of either Wonderlight x Persimmon or Wonderlight x Pineapple (IMO, based on the taste and potential for blushing, it's probably Wonderlight x Pineapple). The plant produces large yellow beefsteak fruits, sometimes with slight pink interior marbling and a pink starburst at blossom end. This marbling/blush seems to be somewhat dependent on climate, as those in warmer zones tend to get more of that extra coloration . Most that have grown it report flavor is very good to excellent.

Tom M. (Tomstrees) from Union Beach, New Jersey initially bought a 'Wonderlight' tomato at a roadside stand. He saved seed, but the following year, that'... read more