Kellogg's Breakfast Tomato
Originally from West Virginia. Named by Seed Savers Exchange member Darrell Kellogg of Redford, Michigan who received it from a friend. Large orange beefsteak fruits weigh 1-2 pounds. Delicious rich flavor with a good acid/sugar balance. Very productive.
- 80-90 days from transplant
- Large orange beefsteak fruits grow to 1-2 pounds
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Rich flavor with good acid to sugar balance
- Very productive
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
Best of the best!
Yellow tomatoes do better and taste better than most here in the CA cool night scorching days country. This was the best yellow I've ever grown, fantastic flavor, perfect acid/sweet balance for our taste (we don't like the bland tomatoes like the paste tomatoes), produced over a range of temperatures, just the right size -- not huge, big enough to slice nicely.
Caveat: last year was the first year I grew this tomato. But it out-flavored our longtime favorite Hillbilly Potato Leaf and was as good as Brandywine, though different. Way better than Dr. Wyche's yellow. I've probably tried 50 varieties of tomato over the years and reduced my collection to the above and a few more smaller or special-purpose kinds. Well worth a try if you have a difficult (wide spread between day & night temps, days too hot for blossoms to pollinate) climate. As are the other favorites above.
Heirloom Taste Test Winner
A large gold colored tomato that I have grown for over 30 years. Very productive and has really good tomato flavor.
3rd year growing Kellogg's without a lot of success but I liked the color and flavor, but this year - oh boy! The long wet summer and high humidity drove many varieties to failure but these guys did their best! Large fruits still growing end of August!
A disappointing but fun variety
by Karl in Seattle
My Kellogg's were reliably huge - but they were so big that each fruit would never ripen at the same rate. Nearly every tomato was giant but would would have spots that would be overripe to the point of mush, or underripe with the wrong flavor.