Tom's Yellow Wonder

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Tom's Yellow Wonder
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type


80-85 days, indet., regular leaf plants, moderate production of attractive 8-16 oz beefsteaks, sometimes with a slight point on the end, pale yellow with a pink starburst at blossom end, slight interior marbling, from Tom M. of Union Beach, NJ 06. Likely a cross of Wonder Light x Pineapple, based on taste and coloration. It is mostly stable at the F4 generation. Excellent flavor, best taste when allowed to get very ripe.
Tom Micholas of Union Beach, New Jersey 06

Year: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


  • Tom Micholas' mother and aunt initially bought a Wonder Light tomato at a roadside stand in West New York in 2004. Tom saved seed and planted it next year, but what appeared in his garden was not even close to the original Wonder Light. Tom's aunt learnt from the lady vending the tomato that her plants of Wonder Light were between rows of Pineapple and Persimmon, so there is a high probability that it was a natural cross of Wonder Light with Pineapple or Persimmon.
  • As Tom shared the seeds with other tomato growers in New Jersey while the cross was still segregating, there have been reports of various segregations with pointed fruit (more like the original Wonder Light), bi-color fruits, and golden fruits. Tom continued stabilizing the cross in 2005-2008 while selecting for a 'true yellow' beefsteak with good flavor and heat tolerance.
  • First introduced to SSE by Susan Anderson of Texas (TX AN S) and Paul Fish of Nebraska (NE FI P) in 2008.

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