West Virginia Yellow

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West Virginia Yellow
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type


indet., regular leaf, exserted stigmas, it was hand-pollinated to avoid crossing, medium-large golden beefsteaks, very good flavor, medium to low yield.

Seed source:

John Seewald, New Jersey 07 / IL LO N (Neil Lockhart, Illinois) / WI MI B 97 (Bill Minkey, Wisconsin) / IA KO J 93 (Jim W. Kohl of Davenport, Iowa) / OH DE J 91 (Jim and Cyndde DeWeese of Butler, Ohio)

Year grown: 2007 (crop failure), 2008

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


85 days, indet., regular leaf plant, very good yield of 1 lb yellow fruit, very good sweet flavor.
WI MI B 97 (Bill Minkey, WI) / IA KO J 93 (Jim W. Kohl of Davenport, Iowa) / OH DE J 91 (Jim and Cyndde DeWeese of Butler, Ohio)

Location: Oblong, IL


  • The name indicates that it may be a heirloom from West Virginia, but there is no evidence to prove this.
  • This variety was first listed at SSE by Jim and Cyndde DeWeese of Butler, Ohio (OH DE J) in 1985, or maybe even earlier (I do not have earlier Yearbooks to check), and then re-listed by other SSE members ever since. No original source information was given. Jim stopped listing it in 1999. Neil Lockhart has been the only member who listed this variety since 2000.
  • Jim DeWeese's description of this variety said "75 days - extended season, large firm sweet flavorful, keeps well", but all the other listers describe it as a late-season tomato.

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