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Tomato 'Dr. Wyche's Yellow'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Dr. Wyche's Yellow is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Dr. Wyche's Yellow'. 'Dr. Wyche's Yellow' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Gr 2 Paint Orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Producing 1-lb fruit in a glowing tangerine-orange colour, they have a tropical, almost sweet taste, very flavourful. One of the best tasting yellow tomatoes out there. Heavy yield, medium season, indeterminate beefsteak like tomatoes.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Dr. Wyche's Yellow is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Dr. Wyche's Yellow originates from.

Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Dr. Wyche's Yellow have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Dr. Wyche's Yellow

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Dr. Wyche's Yellow is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Dr. Wyche's Yellow needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Dr. Wyche's Yellow from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Dr. Wyche's Yellow about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Dr. Wyche's Yellow

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dr. Wyche's Yellow is a tender plant.

Harvesting Dr. Wyche's Yellow

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Dr. Wyche's Yellow folklore & trivia

From SSE:


Given to SSE by the late Dr. John Wyche, one of SSE’s earliest members. Dr. Wyche used to own Cole Brothers Circus which overwintered in Hugo, Oklahoma. He fertilized his terraced mountain-top gardens with elephant manure and scattered lion and tiger waste to keep out deer and rabbits.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Dr. Wyche's Yellow'

Dr Wyches, dr wyche’s, dr wyche

Other Names for Tomato 'Dr. Wyche's Yellow'

Dr. Wyche’s

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