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Solanum lycopersicum

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Sungold is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Sungold'). 'Sungold' is considered a hybrid cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Chrome yellow and   Golden yellow.

Sungold is an indeterminate hybrid cherry tomato. It’s orange/gold fruits weigh about a half-ounce each. Their flavour is very sweet, with just enough tartness that you know you are eating a tomato. The tomatoes remain firmer when ripe than do most cherry tomatoes. The vines are capable of growing to 10-15 feet tall.

Sungold plants love heat but can tolerate cool weather better than most tomatoes.

Resistant to Fusarium wilt race 1 and Fusarium wilt race 2.

Sungold grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Sungold is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

Mexico is believed to be where Sungold originates from.

Sungold Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sungold have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sungold

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

This plant will need some kind of tomato support, like a cage or a trellis. Many people prune the suckers that grow from the crotch of the branches — this controls the plant’s growth and directs more energy into the fruit. However, others let the plants grow like the hardy vines they are.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Sungold is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Tomato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Sungold from seed

Seed probably will not come true to parent plant.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sungold about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Sungold

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sungold is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sungold

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Other Names for Tomato 'Sungold'

Sun gold, Sungold f1

Latest Tomato 'Sungold' Reviews

  • These orange cherry tomatoes are 6 feet tall and have produced over 250 tomatoes (so far) this year. A member of my family described them as “a river of flavor in my mouth”. I agree.

    5 stars

    Ostrya about growing Tomato 'Sun Gold'
  • delicious, prolific, and tolerates my cool climate. i have been growing this every year, for years. never fails.

    5 stars

    anelson about growing sungold tomato five star

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