Tomato, Amber (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow. 55-60 days. Det. Dwarf.
This was one of our earliest and tastiest tomatoes in 2010, which was for many gardeners in our area, “the year of late, bland tomatoes.” 1-3 oz, yellow-gold globes are plentiful and early, yielding for quite a while despite being determinate. One of the only yellow tomatoes we grew for market and CSA. With very compact and early plants, Amber is dwarf enough for container culture. Russian origin.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.