Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Orange
Other: orange-tangerine
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Cherry
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Extra-early
Days to Maturity: 57
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt
Verticillium Wilt
Tomato Mosaic Virus
Miscellaneous: Suitable for patio

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Sungold'.

Common names
  • Tomato
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Synonym: Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Also sold as:
  • Sun Gold

Photo Gallery
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-08-08

Date: 2013-07-30
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-06-28
Seeds planted indoors 2/22/2022, transplanted outdoors 5/4, first
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2019-05-27
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-05-27
Seeds planted 2/23/2023, planted out 4/13, first harvest 5/27.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: July 2013
Location: raised bed ~ zone 8a
Date: 2013-06-13
These are the <i> sweetest </i> orange cherry tomato I have ever
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Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2012
Ripening trusses of Sungold tomatoes
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: July 2013
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: September 2018
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-07-21
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-09-07

Date: 2020-06-30
Sungold Tomato, staking method, weed control
Location: Very high on the garden gate.
Date: 2014-09-27
Even the deer don't bother with them! Score one for the humans.
Location: My garden
Date: 2022-08-05
Close Up
Location: My garden
Date: 2022-08-09
Grown in a large pot.
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-08-13
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: June 2018
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-05
Location: Columbus, OH
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2015-06-01
Location: Compost bin
Date: 2014-08-12
Growing very well having been directly planted in the compost. No
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 2020-07-05
Location: Kadlec Volunteer Gardens
Date: 2011-08-11
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Photo by beclu727
Photo by Maridell
Location: In my home.
Date: 2020-04-20
First transplant from cell packs started 4-4-2020
Location: raised beds, zone 8a
Date: 2013-04-16
First blooms on a new 'favorite' Sun Gold Cherry
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Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-23
Location: raised bed ~ zone 8a
Date: 2013-06-30
The Sun Gold cherry tomato vines grew to over 6 feet tall.
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Location: Columbus, OH
Date: June 17
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-08-18
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-06-26
Bloom just opening
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-03
All from fallen tomatoes.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: June 2018
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-05
Crawling all over the three old compost bins. Very prolific!
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 7-24-2021
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-27
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-27
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: 2012
flowers and buds from our 'Sungold' plant.

Date: 6-10-15

Date: 6-21-15
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-29
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  • Posted by RickCorey (Everett WA 98204 - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2012 10:47 PM concerning plant:
    Gold / orange / tangerine fruit color.
    Very sweet, intense, fruity "tropical" flavor when fully ripe.
    More tart just before fully ripe.
    Large sprawling vine but will grow in a large container.
    Somewhat cool-tolerant. Quite early, but keeps bearing all summer.
  • Posted by LoriMT (Dawsonville, GA - Zone 8a) on Jan 13, 2024 4:37 PM concerning plant:
    I have grown Sungold tomatoes for several seasons in my zone 8a north Georgia garden. These are dependably some of the earliest cherry tomatoes I harvest. The flavor is delicious and the yield is good early in the season. As the heat and humidity and summer rains hit, this tomato succumbs to splitting and disease pressures.
  • Posted by Anderwood (North Branch, MN - Zone 4b) on Aug 1, 2015 2:43 PM concerning plant:
    Mmmmmm! These are to die for. I need to grow at least three plants of these for them to make it into the house. During peak harvest, it is inevitable to get a canker sore from eating so many of these delectable fruits.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2013 9:48 AM concerning plant:
    Produces huge numbers of tomatoes per plant. Helps a lot to have these staked or caged, as they sprawl quite a bit. Taste is unlike any other tomato, with a strong 'tropical' flavor.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 12, 2014 4:04 PM concerning plant:
    This is a very robust and sprawling plant (too much so for me), with good yield. I found the fruit to be more acidic and less sweet than Sun Sugar (a similar orange cherry hybrid), and also prone to cracking.
  • Posted by missmaven on Apr 7, 2018 12:14 AM concerning plant:
    Sungold cracks very easily, helping it reseed like a weed year after year. This is the only tomato that pops up in late spring and matures quickly enough that I actually get to harvest fruit in August. All others I start indoors. Long tassels of delicious tomatoes grow on huge disease-free plants. It's impossible to pick them all. Effortless gardening with no problems common to tomatoes in the PNW. I don't cage them, I don't even water them. They seem to grow true from seed, it's been three years and so far they're the same Sungold I first planted.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 5, 2013 1:51 PM concerning plant:
    Sungold makes small cherry tomatoes in various sizes. Sometimes the fruit gets truly small due to the stress of the end of summer. Regardless of size, Sungold tastes really good. It is very prone to cracking, especially if you leave the tomatoes to fully ripen on the vine.
  • Posted by Larkie (Camilla, GA.. - Zone 8a) on Aug 9, 2017 12:22 AM concerning plant:
    This is one of my favorite cherry tomatoes..Mine did well this year.
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