Cream Sausage Tomato
A uniquely colored variety bred by Seed Savers Exchange member Thomas Wagner and named Banana Cream. Introduced by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in 2004 as Cream Sausage. Yellow elongated plum-shaped fruits with meaty flesh and pleasantly mild flavor. Great for salsa and salads. Productive bushy plants do not require staking, excellent for containers.
- 80 days from transplant
- Determinate - Fruit ripens over a 2 week period
- Elongated yellow plum-shaped fruits
- Meaty flesh with mild flavor
- Very productive
- Excellent for containers
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
I’ve grown these for the last three years. These determinate plants are heavy producers, providing a fruit with a mild flavor. Although prone to some end rot, they produce so many tomatoes that it’s not a huge factor.
Takes a lickin’ and keeps on producing!
by These guys produce through everything
These guys are a massive producer of tomatoes with good enough flavor to be a slicer if you like the more mild of a yellow tomato. Seriously- these things will produce no matter what. Blight? no problem, Hail? It’ll grow back, Insects? I didn’t need those leaves anyway. This is a good thing because these will be the first tomatoes to start showing blight. The fact that it doesn’t seem fazed by it and keeps producing is beyond impressive. Great little tomato.
I learned about this tomato from a gardening author so I had to try it in my garden and I am so glad I did. It has been one of the most productive and disease resistant tomatoes in my NC hot and humid climate. I like to use these to make a light colored but flavorful pasta sauce and freeze many bags of whole fruits to use during the winter. A fantastic variety.
Fun- But Not as Useful as a Red
I grew two plants of these and they produced great. Not as big as some other romas. The plants are kind of strange- wispy and do not look strong, but they are! I have gotten tons of tomatoes but don't enjoy them much with cooking due to their color. I thought I would love them but I'm over here wishing I would have just done red. I liked yellow/orange tomatoes for fresh eating but the color these turn when cooked is not appetizing.