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.
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.
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.
Emma Biggs is a gardener and garden communicator who has raised over 130 tomato varieties. Her Toronto garden is the source of many of her stories and the produce that she sells in her neighbourhood. She hosts kids gardening videos and her latest book, Gardening with Emma, helps kids and adults find the fun in growing.