Orange Cherry Tomatoes – Sungold
Hybrid Sungold’s rich-tasting, juicy cherries are borne on long trusses for seasons long harvests of exceptional quality, superb orange color and the sweetest tomato flavor. Harvest them in baskets to show off on the kitchen counter for “bet you can’t just eat just one” snacks of eyecatching beauty. Indeterminate Sungold vines are vigorous, early to bear, crack resistant and resistant to Fusarium, Verticilium, and TMV. They will be your favorite fresh from the garden treat.
Seed Count: 15-20 / Weight: 50 mg / F-1 Hybrid
In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C) range. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant into individual 4 inch pots. Maintain at 70°F (21°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant. When nights reach 55°F (13°C), gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Plant these vigorous indeterminate climbers 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant tomatoes several inches deeper than they were growing in containers. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages at planting time as these plants grow tall with heavy fruit loads. Mulch to provide the even moisture tomato plants need to prevent cracking. Don’t overwater once fruit begins to ripen.
Pick fruits when fully orange colored; Sungold produces an abundance! Enjoy for sweet and nutritious snacks right out of the garden, in salads, or briefly sauté them in good olive oil until fruits begin to split, then sprinkle with fresh chopped chives or basil.