Yellow cherry tomato varieties share several common characteristics: they are petit, glossy and thin-skinned, with two seed cavities, and they are known for their low acidity and mild, sweet flavors. The plants of the tomatoes are characterized as either determinate or indeterminate: determinate, or bush, varieties do not need pruning and may be grown with or without support. The fruit of determinate plants ripens within a concentrated time period. Indeterminate, or climbing, varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. The fruit of indeterminate plants ripens over an extended period of time, as their name implies.
Yellow cherry tomatoes can be substituted for cherry tomatoes in almost any recipe, although their flavor stands alone, making them great for snacking, or serving fresh on salads. Mature fruits can be cooked and processed to make compotes and jams. They can also be used in soups, sauces and salsa. Pair Yellow Grape tomatoes with other ingredients that are in season to get the most flavor from your dish, as fruits and vegetables require a certain soil temperature and level of sunlight to synthesize sugar and flavor components. Like all varieties of Grape tomatoes, store Yellow Grape tomatoes at room temperature until they are ripe, after which refrigeration can slow deterioration.