Wapsipinicon Peach Tomato
(aka Yellow Peach, White Peach) Originated with Elbert S. Carman in 1890 under the name White Peach. This strain came from Dennis Schlicht and is named after the Wapsipinicon River in northeast Iowa. Heavy producer of 2" round fuzzy yellow fruits. Sweet, juicy, well-balanced flavor. Winner of Seed Savers Exchange’s 2006 Tomato Tasting. Rot resistant.
- 80 days from transplant
- ±11,900 seeds/oz
- Winner of SSE’s 2006 Tomato Tasting
- Round fruits grow to 2 inches
- Round fuzzy yellow fruits
- Sweet, juicy, well-balanced flavor
- Heavy producer
- Resistant to rot
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
Fuzzy like a baby peach
by Mac C.
Small, fuzzy, clementine sized, pale yellow tomatoes that are jucy and full of flavor, yet mild in acid. Very prolific!
As prolific as they are delicious
Best performer this year! Fruit kept coming and coming. We’ll be adding this variety to our lineup every year.
Possibly worth trying once
by Peter G
I grew these in 2 different seasons and wasn't especially thrilled either time. Of course climate, soil and years will always be the real factor so I don't wish to condemn out of hand, but for me (Eastern PA) they did not grow especially well, nor did they have any sort of flavor that I found appealing. Of course I have had no luck trying any of these golf ball sized types, either with performance or flavor. Maybe it's just me....I can't pronounce the name either...
Great low acid tomato!
I dislike tomatoes and have trouble eating them even in a sandwich because of their acid content. I tried these tomatoes and love them! They are sweet, tangy, easy to grow, and absolutely delicious.
Great for folks who tend to neglect the garden
Not the best tasting but not the worst. Not particularly sweet, nor tart. Prolific fruits that are sized between a golf ball & a tennis ball. Worth a shot. No fruits split. Resistant to drought & neglect as well,
I absolutely love this tomato. This is the first year that I am growing it. It's beautiful and tastes great. I was looking for a low acid tomato and this is a keeper! (I'm growing it in Denver, CO.)
I've been growing the Wapsipinicon Peach for several years in Los Angeles. Tasty and very productive in season. This winter my plant is still alive and producing (a few fruits at a time), with dozens of nights in the 40s. So it seems to be cold-tolerant, more like a cherry tomato than a full-sized tomato.
I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because as an heirloom, it isn't nematode-resistant.