Department of Horticulture-Forestry
Seed companies and home gardeners have often expressed a desire for a yellow tomato variety with a compact vine capable of concentrating a heavy fruit set early in the season, but with enough foliage to produce a crop without sunburn. A heavy, early set is desirable to take advantage of the short growing season in northern states. Due to limited space in the home garden, growers are interested in small plants for high yields per unit area.
Golden Delight has exhibited many of these qualities in several years of crossing and individual plant selection and testing. As with all yellow varieties and hybrids commercially available at this time, Golden Delight possesses some weaknesses and may as a variety find only limited use; however, Golden Delight is early and produces high total yields for gardeners interested in yellow tomatoes.
Golden Delight Tomato, tomato fruit
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Prashar, P., "Golden Delight Tomato" (1972). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 602.