White tomatoes are basically yellow with clear skin/epi, with similar flavor profile. Many yellow varieties are mild with less of the strong front end wham! nor lingering acid, so unless they have a good middle flavor, they fall short. In my house, we like tomatoes with really strong, assertive flavor profiles in all three — front-middle-end — and DH has refused to eat any more yellow varieties unless I guarantee it is "great"!
I’ve grown whites before and grew a “white sauce" garden one year, and have identified maybe 3 white varieties that I particularly like so far. But am still looking. Also, some of my crosses are white elongated cherries. — unfortunately most of the white seedlings didn’t make it, but I have a few that are still waiting to get planted, so they will be late. Hopefully there are some whites in the volunteers.
Among those cherries harvested, the small (sometimes called currant size) 1/2” cherries — round Coyote and Champagne as well as the oval one (which I believe is one of my Coyote cross - Buttermints F5 )are white. We think these are very good, but on-line reviews are mixed — some people hate Coyote cherry. (I haven’t been able to determine the difference to Champagne cherry and think they might be the same variety.)
It has been noted, though, that there is a tendency for clear skinned tomatoes (white, frosty orange, pink, purple) to have that “fruity” flavor that enhances fresh eating flavor, whereas the yellow pigmented skin/epi tomatoes (yellow, orange, red, brown/black) to have a "grassy" (some people say "brassy") flavor that sometimes make them less tasty. On cooking though, the flavor breaks down/changes and sometimes enhances the result.
I made a collage of my recent harvests since 6/30.
- See the cucumber and the runty zucchini I picked today? The zucchini was incompletely pollinated and began to suffer from BER, so picked it and cut off the bottom end, intending to give to our veggie-loving kitties later ... well one of them was being naughty, and jumped up on the kitchen table where DH had put down the bags of pretzel hotdogs he had brought home from the Amish market. But instead of going after the hotdogs, she grabbed the cucumber out of the colander and took a bite out of it — which my DD1 confiscated. Afterwards, the same kitty saw another chance, jumped up on the table again, and this time, grabbed the runty zucchini It has been confiscated, but the zucchini will be served to them later.