Yellow Submarine

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Yellow Submarine
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape pear, plum
Fruit size small
Fruit type cherry, salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Ireland


indet., potato leaf, pear to plum shaped yellow cherry type fruits, about 0.5 oz, with mild flavor typical for yellow tomatoes. Fruits grow in clusters of 7-8. Many growers reported flavor and texture improvement over Yellow Pear, but I did not notice much difference.
2009 notes
1 plant out of 12 was regular leaf - see Yellow Submarine Regular Leaf.

Seed source:

Patty Brown, Ohio 08 / NM MA W 06 (Bill Malin, New Mexico) / an Irish CV

Year grown: 2009

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


This yellow cherry tomato is supposedly an improvement of the Yellow Pear tomato. My fruits were larger than the Yellow Pear. Tasted great, but did crack. They matured in about 80 days which is longer than I expected.
Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds 09

Year: 2011

Location: Iron River, Michigan, Zone 3b


Moderately vigorous, indeterminate, potato leafed plants. (~70-75 days). Yellow pear shaped tomatoes weighing about ½oz/10-15g. Definite flavor and texture improvement over Yellow Pear. Was not dry and mealy like Yellow Pear tends to be. Good set. No noticeable cracking occurred. Some foliar disease noted by end of season (septoria and early blight).
Bill Malin, New Mexico (NM MA W)

Year: 2007

Location: grown in Kansas City, Missouri


  • Seeds for this variety were introduced in the USA by Bill Malin of New Mexico (SpudleafWillie, NM MA W) in the mid-2000s. Bill Malin received seeds in trade from the Organic Centre of Ireland. Peppermint Farms in Cork Ireland is another source of plants in the UK.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2009 Yearbook by Julianna Griffin, Ontario, Canada (ONT GR J) and John Beidler of Connecticut (CT BE J).


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