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Yellow cocktail tomatoes - how they are grown


The yellow cocktail tomato is a very aromatic, often almost sweet-tasting garden fruit. Learn how to plant yellow cocktail tomatoes here.

Yellow cocktail tomatoes often taste sweet

Exotic look

The yellow cocktail tomato makes a good impression not only because of its exotic look. The perennials, some of which even grow tall, bear numerous small fruits at harvest time, which can be enjoyed directly from the bush. And the yellow cocktail tomatoes are particularly suitable for decoration in salads and on cold plates.

Popular varieties

  • Yellow Pearshaped: The pear-shaped Yellow Pearshaped is a very early ripening variety that requires a lot of water and sufficient nutrients, which is why regular fertilization is recommended.
  • Golden currant: The round Golden Currant, which requires very little water and whose perennials grow about 60 to 80 centimeters, has a longer harvest time.
  • Lollipop: The Lollipop, which is considered an import hit from the USA, also has a longer harvest time.
  • Gold nugget: The Gold Nugget, which can even be easily placed on the balcony or terrace as a container plant, also has a longer harvest time.
  • Goldita: A more golden yellow, slightly orange-colored cocktail tomato variety is the Goldita, which tastes extremely sweet and is therefore often eaten by children.
  • Mirabell: The golden yellow mirabell, which bears fruit until the first frost, tastes sweet and aromatic.

Cultivation

The cultivation of yellow cocktail tomatoes is the same as the cultivation of conventional cocktail tomatoes. For example, the tomatoes are grown from seeds themselves, with sowing usually taking place in February / March. The plants must then be grown in a well-protected, sunny room or in a greenhouse. Ideally, even small plant pots are provided for this.

But you can also buy a tomato plant that has already grown well in specialist shops and put it outdoors in mid to late May - when the frosty days are finally over. It should be noted here that yellow cocktail tomatoes need a sunny and sheltered location.

Tip: Never plant potatoes in the immediate vicinity of yellow cocktail tomatoes, which would otherwise lead to diseases such as the brown rot disease.

Maintenance

Yellow cocktail tomatoes need the same care as other tomatoes. It is important, however, that the plentiful fruit-bearing stems are always tied to stable trellis poles. Leaves close to the ground should also be removed continuously, otherwise they will only rot. And also with the yellow cocktail tomato, thinning out the stem is extremely important for a rich harvest. To do this, simply break off the additional shoots within the side shoots that form in the leaf axes by hand.

Harvest

The little fruits are harvested from July, sometimes until October, when they are only plucked from the bush. Unripe fruits can easily ripen on a sunny window sill and then consumed.