Cherry Tomatoes

Sungold Tomato

Sungold Tomato

TM883

65 days. Sungold's fruity or tropical flavor is a big hit with everyone who tastes it. The bright apricot-orange round globes are 1 1/4 inches across and are borne on long, 10-15 fruit, grape-like trusses. The vigorous indeterminate vines produce equally well in the field and the early spring greenhouse. Plan on setting up your lawn chair between Sungold and Sweet Million for blissful snacking. F 1-2, TMV, V.
Also available as a conventional or grafted plant.

   Hybrid Variety
  • TM883/S
  • 20 Seeds
  • $3.95

  • TM883/P
  • 100 seeds
  • $9.15

  • TM883/B
  • 250 seeds
  • $17.35

  • TM883C1
  • 500 seeds
  • $30.65

  • TM883C2
  • 1M seeds
  • $55.45
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°FSee below3-4'80%3 years≈ 35-40High


Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcuim amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
B | Bacterial Wilt
F* | Fusarium Wilt
FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
L | Gray Leaf Spot
LB | Late Blight
LM | Leaf Mold
N | Roundworm | Nematode
PL | Corky Root Rot
PST | Bacterial Speck
RK | Root-Knot
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Favorite Cherry!
Aug 22, 2016  |  By Kristin
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I will be definitely be ordering this variety for 2017; this year I tried a purchased plant and was AMAZED by its vigor and taste. The color is so inviting also. A review at another vendor said they tend to split, but I've not observed that more than any other cherry.
Very tasty; super prolific; freezes well
Jan 7, 2016  |  By Kathryn Wilson
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Sungold was my husband's and son's second favorite tomato (right after SunSugar, a slightly smaller close look-alike from a different vendor). The most common comment I got was that it was like eating candy straight from the garden. These also freeze well (set on a single layer on a cookie sheet until they are like frozen marbles, and then seal in a Ziploc bag), I took a year-old frozen batch and made a tomato pie one year; my husband thought they had come fresh from the garden. Very prolific; matures early and will produce until frost (WA state, Zone 8).
Delicious and plentiful!
Jul 11, 2015  |  By RJT
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We've grown these the last several years and LOVE them. They're almost sweet like candy. My husband and dog have spent many warm summer evenings out on the deck enjoying these right off the plant (yes, my dog even picks them off the plant to eat). We've grown them in the garden and in containers, and every year we have more than we can eat!
Yum!
Feb 26, 2015  |  By Flaknitter
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This is one fine tomato! Very tasty - like a flavor explosion in your mouth! Color is gorgeous, definitely a dessert quality tomato. Will absolutely grow again.