Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomato
Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomatoes are an excellent cultivar of tasty yellow tomatoes, with ample fruits and a beautiful golden yellow skin. They reach a weight of up to one pound and have a flattened shape and firm flesh. This variety is very juicy, sweet, has low acidity, and has few seeds. Yоu can be sure that you will get a rich, reliable harvest, as Dr. Wyche's Yellow is an indeterminate variety. Tomatoes bear large fruits on tall vines throughout the season, so prepare support or cage in advance.
How to Grow Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomatoes from seeds:Sowing: Grow tomato seedlings indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep, 1" apart. Suitable conditions for germination are a temperature of 70-75 degrees F and sufficient light in a sunny window or under a lamp. Water moderately in well-draining soil, and transplant the seedlings into separate pots when the second set of leaves appears. So that the plants are well rooted, bury the stems to the lowest leaves. Stab plants before transplanting a week outdoors before planting. Transplant them when the soil temperature is 70 degrees F, and there is no chance of frost. Select a place in full sun with rich soil and bury the entire stem of the tomatoes down to the lowest leaves. When using a trellis, space the plants 2 feet apart, but if you allow them to grow, space them 3-4' apart. Excellent companion plants for tomatoes are carrots and onions; avoid planting next to cabbages and other tomato varieties.
Growing of Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomatoes: For indeterminate varieties of tomatoes, it is recommended to use trellises or supports. They protect the fruit from pests and contact with the soil, which causes disease and rot. When planting seedlings, install supports, and when the vines begin to grow, tie them to the support as they grow. Tomatoes are heat-loving, and temperatures below 55 degrees F are undesirable. It would be best to mulch plants to retain moisture and keep weeds from spreading. Provide weekly watering, but do not wet the leaves. Remove shoots growing between the main stem and branches, so the plant does not waste energy on them.
How and When to Harvest Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomatoes: There are several ways to determine the ripeness of tomatoes. Firstly, a ripe golden color, and secondly, when you press on ripe tomatoes, the pulp lends itself slightly. Finally, cut off the stalk of ripe tomatoes with scissors before frost, and collect green berries in the same way, which will ripen later in a warm place.
Seed Saving: You should choose only fully ripened tomatoes for good seeds. Cut large fruits horizontally in the middle, squeeze the pulp into a container, and chop the small ones in a blender. Leave the mixture for a few days to ferment or until a thick layer of mold forms; this process removes the gelatinous layer on the seeds. Drain the mold and debris, rinse the seeds under running water, and dry them in a place protected from direct sunlight. Stir them twice a day and turn on a fan to speed up drying if the air is humid. Once the seеds are dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to four years.
FAST FACTS:Latin Name: Solanum Lycopersicum
Type: Open Pollinated, Indeterminate, Warm Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Planting Method: From Transplant
Days to Maturity: 75-85 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Height: 4-6 feet long