Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Sungold') in the Tomatoes Database

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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicumAccepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicumSynonym

Also sold as:
Sun Gold

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity:Hybrid
Skin Color:Orange
Gold
Other: orange-tangerine
Fruit Shape:Round
Fruit Size:Cherry
Leaf Type:Regular-Leaf
Best Uses:Salad
Snacking
Growth Mode:Indeterminate
Earliness:Extra-early
Mid-season
Days to Maturity:57
Disease Resistance:Fusarium Wilt
Verticillium Wilt
Nematode
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
Flower Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses:Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts:Fruit
Eating Methods:Raw
Cooked
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.

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March 1, 2014

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Location: Vaughan, ON, CanadaDate: 2012-07-21
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Location: raised bed ~ zone 8aDate: 2013-06-13These are the  sweetest  orange cherry tomato I have ever
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By Maridell
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Location: raised bed ~ zone 8aDate: 2013-06-30The Sun Gold cherry tomato vines grew to over 6 feet tall.
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-08-13
By Joy
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Location: Compost binDate: 2014-08-12Growing very well having been directly planted in the compost. No
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Location: Very high on the garden gate.Date: 2014-09-27Even the deer don't bother with them! Score one for the humans.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-10-05
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Location: Kadlec Volunteer GardensDate: 2011-08-11
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Location: raised beds, zone 8aDate: 2013-04-16First blooms on a new 'favorite' Sun Gold Cherry
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-07-29
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-10-03All from fallen tomatoes.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-10-05Crawling all over the three old compost bins. Very prolific!
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-10-27
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-10-27
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Comments:
Posted by RickCorey (Everett WA 98204 - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2012 10:47 PM

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.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2013 9:48 AM

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.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth, Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Sep 12, 2014 4:04 PM

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.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 5, 2013 1:51 PM

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.

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Posted by Anderwood (North Branch, MN - Zone 4b) on Aug 1, 2015 2:43 PM

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.

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Posted by Larkie (Camilla, GA.. - Zone 8a) on Aug 9, 2017 12:22 AM

This is one of my favorite cherry tomatoes..Mine did well this year.

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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906On June 26, 2015Bloomed
lovesbloomsOn July 7, 2015Bloomed
lovesbloomsOn April 20, 2015Seeds germinated
lovesbloomsOn January 25, 2015Seeds sown
winter sown
LizDTMOn March 13, 2017Potted up
Put in 5 gallon bucket Kratke system.
LizDTMOn March 11, 2017Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
"sprawl" by MaridellAug 1, 2012 11:31 AM0
Yum by BoneheadAug 9, 2017 10:37 AM1
You can now propose merging two plants by daveSep 25, 2014 6:48 PM14
Tomato Sungold & Sun Gold - same plant? by BoneheadSep 15, 2014 5:43 AM3

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