Harrowsmith Jr. – This White Tomato is the Icing on the Cake

One of my favourite salads to make is my rainbow tomato salad. I arrange a rainbow of tomato slices on a plate: black tomatoes, brown, purple, burgundy, red, pink, orange, gold, and yellow. A couple of years ago I added blue (more like indigo!) tomatoes. This past summer, I felt like my salad was the […]

One of my favourite salads to make is my rainbow tomato salad. I arrange a rainbow of tomato slices on a plate: black tomatoes, brown, purple, burgundy, red, pink, orange, gold, and yellow. A couple of years ago I added blue (more like indigo!) tomatoes. This past summer, I felt like my salad was the best ever because I had a really great white tomato to complete it.

‘White Wonder’ tomatoes are a beautiful creamy-ivory colour. They have a flattened shape, with some light ribbing. The inside is yellowish-white.

White tomato
‘White Wonder’ tomatoes have a flattened shape, with some light ribbing.

In the Kitchen

Along with salads, I’ve used this variety in sauces, where we put the whole tomato harvest for the week into a big stock pot. I’ve never tried making a sauce from only white tomatoes—but that would be fun to try.

If you’re serving ‘White Wonder’ sliced, it looks great with some basil chiffonade on top. It’s also great on its own as the flavour is mild, and a bit sweet.

White tomato
‘White Wonder’ tomatoes are a beautiful creamy-ivory colour.

Grow Your Own

The plants continue producing and ripening fruit for a long time. My plants kept going until the end of the season. This is a really productive variety.

I don’t see this variety for sale often. Now that it is seed exchange season, I suggest you head to a Seedy Saturday [https://www.seeds.ca/events] to look for it. And if you’re in Southern Ontario, Check out the Tree and Twig tomato plant sale on the May long weekend—that’s where I found mine last year.

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020

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