White Cloud Tomatoes
When I first heard of white tomatoes I thought it was a joke. At this stage though I had barely come to terms with yellow and orange tomatoes so I was quite naive. I found some seeds on Ebay for this tomato called white cloud and thought 'why not give it a try'. I had to feed the fascination somehow and was certainly not going to find white tomatoes grown locally (or so I thought, actually turns out you can buy them at a few places, as shown by this post.)
It is hard to judge these tomatoes who were grown late in the season, being mere seedlings during the devastating heatwave so surviving against the odds. They were plagued by disease, as were all the late tomato crops. Some odd wilting thing that never really went away (The first signs of it were shown in this post. Some of the indoor tomatoes are beginning to show signs of the same disease, does ANYONE know what it is???) The white cloud plant grew very large, even in its shadowy hidey hole of a spot on the balcony garden. It produced quite well given the conditions, although none of the fruit ripened on the vine. As the disease/wilt/overheating took hold I tore off all the non-diseased green fruit and placed it in the window sill. All 13 or so ripened there.
The taste was ok, like a mild yellow tomato. The colour too wasvlike a mild yellow tomato. Indeed some were more yellow than my yellow tomato! I know white tomatoes aren't really white but this guy was advertised as one of the whitest of the white.
memorable BLT though!
I might grow these again, maybe out of desperation if the other seeds continue not to germinate. I do have another white tomato, called White Tomesol growing in the indoor tomato experiment. I will see how they fare against their cloud counterpart. May the tastier tomato win!