Last spring, I bought a packet of 7 mixture of cherry tomatoes from Green Harvest 'Tomato Cherry Rainbow'. From this seed packet the only cherry tomato variety that sprouted for us was yellow pear, yellow currant and green grape. Among these 3 cherry tomatoes, green grape was the sweetest. Although, it is winter now, spring sprouted tomato seeds that continue to produce in our garden are yellow currant and yellow pear cherry tomatoes. Yellow currant is 1/3 size of the usual cherry tomatoes.
Yellow currant cherry tomatoes are very hardy, it can endure harsh weather like heat waves and cold. They are also very prolific, never seems to stop producing even in harsh weather. During heat waves, it did not suffer as much like bigger size tomatoes. We pruned the burnt leaves and it does not notably reduce the yields.
This is how our yellow currant cherry tomato look like in winter. It has more foliage now than summer and shockingly it still keep on producing sweet tomatoes for the kitchen. Moreover, it is now in a shady area. We thought as it is now cold and it is not receiving any sun it will stop producing and sooner or later that we have to clear this area. However, it is determined to keep on producing. The staking is pretty bad we know but who have thought it grow like this in winter and that is one big tomato plant for a cherry variety.
Grape-like bunches of tomatoes hidden in the foliage.
Yellow currant does grow well in container as well. We have 2 plants still producing in containers. You will need to stake a tall trellis for this plant.We have total of 4 plants in our small garden still going strong although average day maximum temperature is 15 degree Celsius and night about 5 degree Celsius this month. We still in early winter, will be interesting to observe how it will fare in the coldest month of the year later on. Yellow currant is good for salad. I like to add these tomatoes into our fried rice when it is almost done.