Rare in grocery stores, 'Sun Gold's' plump, tangerine-colored fruits are a special treat at the peak of flavor in the garden-very sweet and juicy! Provide support for vigorous vines that easily reach 6' long. Pick a bit early and ripen indoors at room temperature. Low-acidity tomato. Disease resistant.
• Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum (hybrid)
• Days to Maturity: 57 days from transplanting
• Family: Solanaceae
• Native: Andes
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
• Variety Information: 1" diameter, bright tangerine colored fruits in clusters of 8–14. Prone to cracking when fully ripe and well-watered. Pick when fruits begin ripening and ripen on counter to avoid cracking. Disease resistant to fusarium wilt and tobacco mosaic virus.
• Type: Indeterminate, Cherry
• Attributes: Disease Resistant, Low Acid
• When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: ⅛"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"
• Row Spacing: 36"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"
• Harvesting: 'Sun Gold' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when golden and have a slight give when gently squeezed.