Tomatoes in Parade Loves Dr, Wyche

Tomato on Parade only has a couple of tomato varieties left. Today, the Dr. Wyche yellow tomato although I find it more a golden orange. It is another luminous globe lighting up the greenhouse as it ripens.

80 days.

This heirloom was introduced to Seed Savers Exchange by the late Dr. John Wyche, who at one time owned the Cole Brothers Circus and used the manure of elephants to fertilize his terraced heritage gardens. Lion and tiger droppings were scattered to scare off deer! Dr. Wyche originally called this massive tangerine colored tomato "hot yellow" but the name was changed in his honor.

The fruits weight around one-two pound each and glow like lanterns on massively productive vines. The fruits have a tropical fruit flavor, low acid, and make the perfect slicing tomato! Superior flavor and heavy reliable yields make this an excellent market gardeners choice! One of the best heirloom orange types for market, with its smooth texture and tropical, sweet taste. Heavy yields!

Dr. Wyche needs a strong tomato cage and lots of water. It takes some time for the fruit to ripen because they are so large, but I can easily ripen fruit on the vine, even here in the Rockies.

I really have a difficult time in choosing whether I prefer Dr. Wyche or Kellogg Breakfast as my favorite orange tomato.