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'Sungold' Tomatoes
 
Sub-Category: Cherry
Early-Season
 
Description: F1 hybrid. Early-season cherry type fruit. 3 to 5 feet tall indeterminate plants bear 1 3/8 inch by 7/8 inch, oval to oblong, firm, meaty, clustered, golden-orange sweet fruit with few seeds and free of cracking. For greenhouse or field production. Disease resistant variety. Resistance to tobacco mosaic virus and Fusarium wilt race 1. About 57 to 60 days to maturity. Also known as 'Sun Gold'.
Days To Maturity: 57-60
Seed Sources: Totally Tomato - updated in 2016
Johnny's Selected Seeds - updated in 2016
Thompson & Morgan US Seed Co. - updated in 2016

 
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Overall: (4.6 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.7 Stars)Taste
Yield: (4.7 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.7 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 05/13/2016 by AveryD - An experienced gardener

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Livingston, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Excellent taste and great agronomic traits. Huge indeterminate plant and heavy yielder.
 

Reviewed on 03/18/2016 by thejahn - An intermediate gardener

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Broome, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This is a test. Please ignore this review.
 

Reviewed on 09/08/2015 by Sweet Meadow Farm - An intermediate gardener

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Tompkins, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Been a great year for Sungolds--not too much rain, so that means there are few, if any cracked fruits. Plants remained pretty much free from septoria, but this is my first year in this garden.\\r\\n\\r\\nUpdate: 2016--very dry year, but Sungold is still a winner. Fewer fruits this year, but still tasty and a great cherry tomato.
 

Reviewed on 04/12/2015 by Obie1knobe - An intermediate gardener

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Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

When grown from seed, not always true to type.
 

Reviewed on 03/04/2015 by Adriann - A novice gardener

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Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Sungold is definitely my favorite tomatoes to grow. The taste is incredible and, thanks also to its high yields, was a fun after school snack for my kids, right off the vine! As with all my tomatoes last year (2014), the transplanted seedlings seemed to take longer than neighbors' store bought plants to start producing fruit (plus I planted in an area that received less sunlight than I'd have liked.) Despite that, once mature, the plants produced an abundance of tomatoes well into November with consistent quality. -They do require trellising/caging. Because the plants did so well, the cheap tomato cages I had weren't sufficient and I had to get creative to keep them off the ground. -I planted nasturtium, marigolds, basil, carrots, peppers, and watermelon around them as companions. -Prior to transplanting, I treated the ground with Epsom salt. -Store bought, lanscaping hay was used as mulch. -Completely organic to the best of my knowledge & had no problems with bugs nor disease. This year I plan on spacing and trellising them better, to make it easier to access the fruit and allow more airflow. I may consider planting them in hanging baskets/containers as a crop rotation alternative.
 
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Reviewed on 02/09/2015 by RebeccaD - An intermediate gardener

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Jefferson, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Yes - candy on a bush! Couldn't keep my neighbor out of them and a 3 yr old called them candy. Had a problem with blight on all my other varieties but not Sungold. Produced up to the freeze. Family and friends insist I have them every year.
 
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Reviewed on 02/15/2014 by swlindy - An intermediate gardener

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Cochise, Arizona, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Great tasting, prolific.
 

Reviewed on 12/20/2013 by Roger1963 - An experienced gardener

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Schuyler, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This variety performed well with great yields and great taste. If I had one problem with this tomato it was too quick to split.
 
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Reviewed on 12/04/2013 by kcolarusso - An intermediate gardener

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St. Lawrence, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Prolific tomato plants with lots of sweet fruit! This is a fantastic variety to grow! Even people that claimed not to like tomatoes enjoyed these.
 
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Reviewed on 12/01/2013 by nmeohen1 - An experienced gardener

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Cortland, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is a near perfect little tomato...grew like crazy, couldn't keep up with the picking, needed just about nothing from me but a little love and staking.
 
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Reviewed on 12/01/2013 by nmeohen1 - An experienced gardener

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Cortland, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is a near perfect little tomato...grew like crazy, couldn't keep up with the picking, needed just about nothing from me but a little love and staking.
 

Reviewed on 11/27/2013 by CCEOnondaga - An experienced gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The only downside of this tomato is how hard it is to keep up with the harvesting...and it's rambling growth habit can be a bit unruly. We always get a good to excellent yield, even in the worst tomato years. And I have yet to meet someone who doesn't love these little fruits. "They taste like candy" is one of the most common comments we here when people try these.
 

Reviewed on 11/11/2013 by CCE Oneida County - An intermediate gardener

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Oneida, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Unfortunately the tomato plants in our demonstration garden were hit with blight and had to be destroyed. However, some of our gardeners that grew these said this was a perfect tomatoe for salads due to their sweetness and beautiful yellow color. A great tomato. RB
 
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Reviewed on 06/29/2013 by Mark in Indiana - An experienced gardener

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Owen, Indiana, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

When I grow cherry varieties I like em sweet. The sun gold have good flavor but almost all will split within seconds of picking them. It is the price of a very thin skin. A better flavored variety that rarely splits is the sun sugar. Identical in almost every way to the sun gold but better flavor and not prone to splitting. Both plants are prolific growers. If not pruned 15\' of height and 10\' diameters can easily be achieved. At the end of the season 30lbs. of tomatoes were discarded off of the plant. We are a family of 7 and a single plant keeps us supplied with as many as we can eat daily. It is a very simple plant also, not seemingly as prone to blight as other varieties. We will add these tomatoes to our homemade tomato soups when canning and eliminate most to all sugar in the recipe....they are that sweet. It saves money when you do large batch canning like we do (400 jars or more). Again, it is a good tasting tomato that will not keep because it suffers from splits. The sun sugar would be a better choice.
 
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Reviewed on 03/03/2013 by JoeBaum - An intermediate gardener

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Great variety, I grow it each year as my only orange cherry tomato. Flavor and productivity are great, my only knock is they seem to be a little more prone to cracking than some of my other cherry tomatoes. Still the best non-red I\'ve found.
 
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Reviewed on 09/05/2012 by compost lady - An experienced gardener

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Westchester, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Sun gold is a staple in my garden every year! It is easy to grow, has a sweet taste, high yield and easy to grow. This is the only hybrid tomato I grow in my garden.
 

Reviewed on 05/24/2012 by Miket - An experienced gardener

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Excellent and unique tasting cherry tomato with very high yields. Even sweeter if they are left on the vine till orange, but That\'s hard to do.
 

Reviewed on 01/28/2012 by groundhog - An experienced gardener

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Loudoun, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Would not be summer without sungold tomatoes. Snack on them when working in the garden for a pick-me-up.
 
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Reviewed on 01/23/2012 by Soilgeek - An experienced gardener

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Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Love this tomato! Usually one of the first to fruit in the greenhouse! One year my first fruit was May 25th. Sweet goodness
 
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Reviewed on 01/15/2012 by sadie - An experienced gardener

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All Counties, Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The taste is very, very good--rich with a spicy undertone. They are almost orange when ready. Although I tend to prefer heirlooms, I will grown this hybrid again.
 

Reviewed on 12/29/2011 by gardengrover - An experienced gardener

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Alachua, Florida, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Easy to grow, delicious to eat, produces for months - this is a great tomato.
 

Reviewed on 12/24/2011 by IraH - An experienced gardener

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Chenango, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

i grow all open pollinated varieties starting every plant that goes into my garde from seed and unortunatley sungolds are too good i have to compromise my values in growing this hybrid variety i just couldnt imagine my summers without munching on the sungoldsas i reflect and walk around examining all the other plants.. one thing i do find on a negative note is thier susceptibilty to cracking and this year i did find some of the skins tougher than i cared for bbut the flavor is unsurpassable
 

Reviewed on 08/20/2011 by endresult0710 - A novice gardener

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Orange, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Very abundant, like most cherry tomato plant. If left to turn deep orange, the taste is delicious.
 
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Reviewed on 01/16/2011 by Macadoo - An intermediate gardener

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Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

sweetest tomatoes I have ever grown. 3 grandchildren help me garden and few, if any of these tomatoes make it to the kitchen. Kids eat them like candy.
 
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Reviewed on 01/15/2011 by OhioMG - An experienced gardener

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Huron, Ohio, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We've grown Sungold for many years. It is the top seller in seedlings for us, selling out (and then some) every year. The pints we offer also sell out at market. This little tomato scores high in our Tastings, and won it two years in a row. My husband says it is not summer without his Sungold cherry tomatoes! Early to bear, late to stop, and prolific beyond imagination. Wonderful flavor, much more balanced than Sunsugar in our opinion. It's a must have variety for us.
 
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Reviewed on 12/27/2010 by Lilikoi - A novice gardener

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San Diego, California, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Very easy to grow. We had some in full sun and some in partial shade they all thrived and produced. The plants in the sun produced through November, in the shade through October. They crack when harvested if they are very ripe, you can cut off the whole bunch (probably not the correct word) so they will last a bit longer if you fall behind on the harvesting - which is easy to do with these tomatoes. So more like 4 1/2 stars.
 

Reviewed on 12/06/2010 by anr44 - An experienced gardener

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Tompkins, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

My garden is never without sungolds. Being indeterminate, they can get leggy if not properly staked and pruned. However, no matter what you do, they will produce TONS of tomatoes over a nearly two month period. These are often some of the first tomatoes to begin fruiting in my garden, as well as some of the last to stop fruiting. They just keep going! I fell in love with the sweet, fruity flavor of sungolds eating them by the handful in my dad's garden as a kid. If you have a kid who does not like tomatoes, this is THE variety to get them hooked. While their flavor is addictive and extremely satisfying even to an adult, it is not as "tomatoey" as a brandywine, cherokee purple, or other large heirlooms.
 

Reviewed on 08/27/2010 by vschlaff -

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Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
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These are wonderful!!! I wll never plant another type of cherry tomato. My plants did very well. disease resistant. I dried a lot of batches of these. I ate and gave away ton's and still have some on the plants. They do crack, but they still taste good cracked.
 

Reviewed on 08/17/2010 by GaetanoL - An intermediate gardener

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Westchester, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Productive, early and super sweet. People with whom I've shared this tomato are almost universally surprised by the wallop of flavor packed in such a small package. I think also the orange color throws people off as to what kind of flavor to expect. This is not your tomato if you require a tangy, acidic variety.
 

Reviewed on 07/14/2010 by Schmidty - An intermediate gardener

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Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I love this tomato! It is more sweet than "tomato-y," but delicious. They do crack, but it does not matter if you pick them every day and eat them on the spot. Unfortunately, they developed late blight last year (along with almost every other tomato plant in Pennsylvania.) We still got a few anyway.
 

Reviewed on 05/24/2010 by SusannaMontana - An intermediate gardener

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Flathead, Montana, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

These are so good they seldom make it into the house ~ we eat them in the garden!
 

Reviewed on 05/07/2010 by chaparroc - An experienced gardener

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Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Here in southwestern Pennsylvania, Sungold has been the most reliable and sweetest tomato I've grown. You do have to pick it early so that it doesn't crack but almost all tomatoes seem to crack in our climate.
 

Reviewed on 03/04/2010 by Earth Angel - An experienced gardener

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Flathead, Montana, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

While easy to grow and wonderfully sweet they are prone to cracking and fall to the ground easily when touched. They are a MUST HAVE in my garden!
 

Reviewed on 02/13/2010 by Jackbean - A novice gardener

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

Easy to grow, and tastes great. Its yield was huge. Although i had tomatoe blight they surrvived through it with effective prunning and watering. They are a very sweet tasting variety that is hard to keep yourself from eating them all.
 

Reviewed on 02/05/2010 by Joseph L - An experienced gardener

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Cache, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

My customers often say that this is the best tasting cherry tomato they have ever eaten. Splitting is somewhat common while picking, but if I leave the stems on them they puncture each other, so I generally pick without stems and then toss those that crack. There is plenty of fruit!
 

Reviewed on 01/31/2010 by prairiemoon2 - An experienced gardener

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Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

We try new varieties every year and this continues to be our favorite.
 

Reviewed on 01/28/2010 by greenythumb - An experienced gardener

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New London, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Always the first tomato to ripen. Very productive over a very long season. Extremely sweet. Keep them picked, or the tomatoes start to split.
 

Reviewed on 01/07/2010 by pks - An intermediate gardener

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Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Very productive, even extreme dry heat of mid-summer in NM, and tastes great.
 
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Reviewed on 01/07/2010 by SueG-ME - An experienced gardener

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Kennebec, Maine, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

One of my few "can't do without" tomato varieties. Though why the description above says "free of cracking" is anyone's guess- these can crack with excess moisture. (My market customers don't mind as long as I warn them- the tomatoes are still fine.) But that's a small price to pay for the fabulous flavor, yield, and ease of growing. Can never have enough of these!
 

Reviewed on 12/02/2009 by susiehomemaker - An experienced gardener

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Daviess, Indiana, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

First year I tried these was 2009, and they are the BEST cherry tomatoes I've grown in almost 40 years of gardening. The plants were strong and easy to tie, they set heavy loads of fruits, and had little problems with cracking, etc. while other tomatoes around them were riddled. I'll grow these again.
 

Reviewed on 08/23/2009 by uncledan - An experienced gardener

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Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Grows huge in my Oregon plot. I stack 3 cages high, zip tied together all held up with a 6' stake. Splitting fruit a problem. Doesn't handle well. Eat'em on the spot.
 

Reviewed on 08/20/2009 by backyd_grdnr - A novice gardener

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Wow, these are the best tasting cherry tomatoes I've ever tasted! Not the sweetest, but very tangy and full of flavor. As for yield, I probably have between 200 and 250 cherries ripening on the vine right now, and that's after pruning many of the branches. Great taste, fantastic yield, and vigorous vines. The only star I deducted is for some of the tomatoes splitting after it rains, but that's not such a big deal. We wash and eat them just the same.
 

Reviewed on 08/13/2009 by kshoh - An intermediate gardener

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Westchester, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Easy to grow. Even in this summer of late blight.
 

Reviewed on 06/03/2009 by Marlingardener - An experienced gardener

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Falls, Texas, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The rave reviews of Sungold are truthful. It is a superb little tomato. We harvested our first ones on Memorial Day, and have been picking every day since. The yield is not the tremendous amount some have gotten, but plenty for the two of us and the neighbors. Very tasty, very firm, and lovely to behold!
 
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Reviewed on 03/17/2009 by Sillius - An intermediate gardener

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Lorain, Ohio, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Delicious variety that was easy to grow, but they split at the drop of a hat. I grew them near some sweet millions and they would split after a rain while the sweet millions remained firm and tasty. I love the taste but i don't plan to grow them again.
 

Reviewed on 03/10/2009 by Allen -

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Wayne, New York, United States
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I've been growing this variety for 5 years. It's always been a big hit with my family and friends. It's very prolific, disease resistant, tasty, and very sweet.
 

Reviewed on 02/09/2009 by Toni - An experienced gardener

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Adams, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Reliabily my first tomato to ripen. Great taste. Yields all I could ever want till frost. I plant two vines every year. T
 

Reviewed on 01/22/2009 by Skip - An experienced gardener

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Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Unbelievably early -- I got ripe tomatoes before July 1. Very productive and delicious. Main problem -- a lot of the tomatoes never make it into the house.
 
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Reviewed on 01/03/2009 by lakeeriegarden - An intermediate gardener

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Lorain, Ohio, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I am convinced this is the best all around cherry tomato there is. It is super productive on big, bushy plants. I have not had any problems with diseases. They do tend to split after a rain but not a big deal as there are literally a hundreds more coming. Now for the flavor. Consider them orange sugar bombs. Incredible. This little tomato is the best there is in cherry tomatoes, hands down. I guess the only real negative is they do get a bit more bitter in the late season but up until then, nothing but sugar.
 
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Reviewed on 11/02/2008 by Pappabell - An experienced gardener

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Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I`ve grown this tomato ever since it was introduced years ago.It`s by far the sweetest cherry tomato out there.Almost too sweet for some things.But wonderful for a relish or party tray.Just pic them up and eat them whole.Yes some split after a rain,but these plants put out soo much fruit that it`s no big deal.Grow and enjoy,,,,,,,,,,, I DO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Reviewed on 10/13/2008 by Shannon -

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Monroe, New York, United States
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Yes it splits, but get over it. These are hands down the sweetest cherry tomato out there. I grew the Sun Candy which are not suppose to split but they had thick skin you had to grind at to eat. I went right back to the Sungolds. I grow Sweet Baby Girls as well and there flavor wasn't as sweet or complex as the Sungolds and they had a tough skin as well. Sungolds rarely make it out of the garden onto a plate, I can't resist eating all of them when I'm gardening.
 

Reviewed on 09/01/2008 by dabido - An experienced gardener

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Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

The best tasting cherry tomato out there. Plant is vigorous, fruits early and abundantly. It also can get quite large and heavy, so be sure to stake well. My only complaint is fruit splits esp. after a rain or watering. It does not hold up long after picking, so should be eaten soon. Wonderful as a snacking tomato and in salads.
 

Reviewed on 08/25/2008 by mimijski - An experienced gardener

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Greene, Ohio, United States
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Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Excellent sweet flavor, good yield. Unfortunately, my raccoons found them too. But, in late August, I'm getting more blooms, and if I can keep the 'coons at bay, I'll get even more yummy delights!!
 

Reviewed on 08/20/2008 by natigiova - A novice gardener

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Alberta, Canada
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

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Reviewed on 07/25/2008 by mattandeliz - An intermediate gardener

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Montgomery, Maryland, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We have been growing this tomato for 4 years now. In our large garden it is always the first tomato to start producing, the last to give out, and EXCELLENT taste. Makes an excellent drying tomato - we just cut them in half. Also did well when we grew it in a container on our balcony.
 

Reviewed on 05/18/2008 by bub - An intermediate gardener

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Sacramento, California, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

One of the absolute best tomatoes IMHO! But, not perfect, it's missing what we generally refer to as acid; that bite. I will always grow this tomato, if accessible!
 

Reviewed on 04/04/2008 by rootstotheriver - An experienced gardener

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Dutchess, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Taste is above and beyond any other cherry tomato. Sweet, mild to medium acidity. Kids love this tomato! Its only drawback is that the second harvest -- or later harvest if you will -- is not as sweet. May have something to do with temperature or not enough water.
 
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Reviewed on 02/24/2008 by slaphead - An intermediate gardener

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King, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Great flavor and yield of bite size tomatoes. Fabulous in salads or on their own. Seems to produce even in cool summers. Good choice for Pacific NW.
 

Reviewed on 02/01/2008 by Kristi - An experienced gardener

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Bonneville, Idaho, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Remarkably rich and sweet taste - has converted a many a tomato sceptic in my garden. Very productive but does split with excess moisture - still tastes great! My favorite cherry tomato.
 

Reviewed on 12/16/2007 by Oregon - An experienced gardener

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Lane, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

It is a good tomato but the main problem I had was that it split bladly after a rain.
 

Reviewed on 09/17/2007 by rsxyz - An experienced gardener

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El Paso, Colorado, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've grown about 500 varieties, sungold is one of the earlier, better tasting, consistently productive varieties I've grown. I've got a short growing season. For cherry tomato, only tumbler (red) and chello and gold nugget (yellow) were earlier. Consistent producer to the end of the season (50 day of producing in a good year) Not the best keeper (not a good market tomato), cracks a lot (10-15%) when thrown into a 5 gallon buck from 5 feet away. Fewer diseases than many. Fairly large plant, making hard to grow under the plastic that's 6 foot wide.
 

Reviewed on 09/05/2007 by sallyd - An intermediate gardener

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Portage, Wisconsin, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This is a great little tomato albeit a big indeterminate plant. Dozens upon dozens of cherry sized fruits. The only problems are some splitting and learning when to pick them--or having the patience to wait until they're at the peak of sweetness & flavor. I grew them both in containers and out in the garden and both situs have been very productive. I grew these from seed and ended up having a lot more plants than I needed. Have been whizzing them up in the blender (along w/ the peels from red tomatoes that I am canning and a few red cherry tomatoes) & running thru a food mill for canning juice. The juice is a nice red.
 

Reviewed on 09/04/2007 by jbb2388 - An experienced gardener

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Sungold is by far the best cherry-type tomato I've grown. In all aspects except the fact that it can be crack-prone in wet weather. Taste, size, reliability, etc. It's usually the earliest ripe fruit in my garden. Produces hundreds of fruit through the heat of summer and right up until frost.
 

Reviewed on 07/13/2007 by celeste - An intermediate gardener

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Ada, Idaho, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I have excellent luck with this variety in both my garden and my greenhouse: love the flavor, it's been resitant to the diseases that have attacked nearby plants, grows like a fiend, and has been producing for months without stop.
 

Reviewed on 04/01/2007 by revgrp - An experienced gardener

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Jefferson, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Our family favorite. So sweet we pick and eat right in the garden. Easy to start inside and harden off in the small porch greenhouse. Very prolific and continues late into the fall.
 

Reviewed on 03/26/2007 by naplesgardener - An intermediate gardener

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Collier, Florida, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

everything a cherry tomato should be! reliable, prolific and very tasty.
 

Reviewed on 03/20/2007 by GardenMom - A novice gardener

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Albany, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This is a delicious, easy tomato to grow that will keep you in tomatoes all season. It's amazing to pop one in your mouth and eat it, but you can also make tomato salads with it, salsa, there are lots of things to do with this little tomato. The only issue with it is that you need to think spacing and trellising out well early in the season, because this is a large plant that needs lots of both.
 

Reviewed on 02/23/2007 by PrairieLily - An intermediate gardener

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Saskatchewan, Canada
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I was really impressed with this variety. I felt it was an outstanding cherry tomato plant. It grows fast, produces steadily, and the flavor is incredible (full flavour with a crisp acid/sweet balance).
 

Reviewed on 02/07/2007 by Henbogle - An experienced gardener

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Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I'll be growing Sungolds from my nursing home bed. Excellent flavor for eating out of hand, a great way to introduce kids to tomatoes. They are garden candy. They are prone to cracking, the plants can become behemoths of the garden if unchecked, and they don't like cool springs, but they produce right up to the frost and beyond if you cover the plant. We are teachers and always have plenty to take to campus to share in the fall when school begins. Very prolific.
 

Reviewed on 01/13/2007 by Best Chance - An intermediate gardener

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Oakland, Michigan, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is the best tomato I've ever tasted! I can't say enough good about it. It starts early and just keeps producing all summer long. It doesn't love cooler weather, but that is par for the course in our area for all tomatoes. It has heavy production and I can't grow enough of them to give to my friends. If it wasn't for the fact that I like variety I'd grow only these.
 

Reviewed on 01/09/2007 by Grean - An intermediate gardener

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Fulton, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I love this sweet little cherry. The taste is perfect. Not too sweet,, I like to taste the tomato flavor. It does crack some in our sudden heavy rains but I accept that as its only flaw. I have grown this one for at least 3 years and will do so again this year. Prolific producer and easy.
 

Reviewed on 12/10/2006 by pepperhead212 - An experienced gardener

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Gloucester, New Jersey, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This cherry tomato is a close second favorite to sunsugar, with a bit more intense tomato flavor, though a little less sweet. A little more prone to cracking in my garden, though both are more resistant than most varieties. Incredible production, on very large vines, throughout the season.
 
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Reviewed on 11/30/2006 by DD - An experienced gardener

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Linn, Iowa, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Very tasty, pretty. Cracked too much. A favorite.
 

Reviewed on 08/19/2006 by mingwei1 - A novice gardener

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Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

with only 2 years under my belt of gardening, I love this tomato.
 

Reviewed on 08/18/2006 by adamm321 - An intermediate gardener

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Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I tried this tomato based on recommendations here and on GardenWeb. I was very happy with it this year, my first to try it. The only tomato I grew that had that right amount of tartness and sweetness together. Every other one so far has been either too sweet or bland. It produced well, but I think I could have given it better growing conditions so I will try rating it again next year. It was very disease and pest free. A main requirement for me, as I grow organic. I did grow it in a container, and it produced early and is still going. I think if I grew it in the ground it would have produced more. I will grow it again next year.
 

Reviewed on 07/31/2006 by TomatoGrams - An intermediate gardener

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Broome, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Year after year it's been easy and reliable, 8 summers long. Just the right amount of sugar and tartness. One of these days they'll make it to see some lettuce... they never make it to the front door. Simply delicious and trouble free.
 
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Reviewed on 07/21/2006 by bugsy - An intermediate gardener

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Orange, California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is a good tomato for areas where summer rain is not prevalent. Cracking is definitely an issue with this one. This is a really great cherry for Southern California since we have no rain in the summer. I just had one and taste is sweet but with a tangy, pineapple-like twist. You can sit on the ground and eat these by the handfuls during summer and that is just what we often do. Because of its unbelieveable productivity and the fact that the flavor doesn't drop off noticeably in my area, this is probably my favorite cherry tomato with Black Cherry a very close second (only because the flavor of BC drops off in the later part of the season for me)
 

Reviewed on 06/25/2006 by phrosty - An intermediate gardener

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

It's hard to fail with the sungold cherry tomato - they're early to ripen, produce an overabundance of fruit that rarely splits, and can withstand the barrage of meteorological fluctuations often found in the southeast US. So far, mine are riding out our drought with ease. They've even survived some pretty intense straight-line winds thanks to proper staking. I give it an overall 5 stars because I feel that even those folks who always fail at growing vegetables could grow these.
 

Reviewed on 06/07/2006 by neilmber - An intermediate gardener

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King, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Extraordinary flavor and high yield. Two years of history shows one plant producing 2 pints every three days. Transplanted to raised bed in late April, keeping under cloche for 5 weeks. Unlike my other tomato varieties, I do only the most minimal pruning on my Sungolds.
 

Reviewed on 05/28/2006 by Dr. Cindy - An intermediate gardener

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Pierce, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

These are the best cherry tomatoes I've ever tasted! Huge yield, lots of flavor with a tang/zip, and it did well last year when most of my tomatoes didn't. I am planting 2 of them this year and they will be a staple from here on in my garden.
 

Reviewed on 04/24/2006 by danceswithferrets - A novice gardener

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

You get production and excellent flavor from this very sturdy and often huge plant. The flavor is very full, both sweet and tart. When over-ripe, it can be a little too sweet for some people's tastes, including mine. The only negative thing I could say about this one, is sometimes they will split when you pick them, and the skins can be tough. Can't beat the flavor though!
 

Reviewed on 03/23/2006 by Cowpoke - An experienced gardener

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Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Excellent flavor -- Mine came in second in local tomato tasting contest. Very sweet. Yield is high though diminishes as weather heats up.
 
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Reviewed on 01/24/2006 by No2farmer - An intermediate gardener

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Tioga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The plant was very agressive, just kept growing. I picked alot in 2005. Sold'em all, just for me, I didn't think they were as sweet as the grape tomatoes that I raise. between putting compost in the soil and fertilizing them with tomato fertilizer through drip irrigation as the same time as the grape tomatoes, the grape tomatoes won over me.
 
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Reviewed on 01/20/2006 by Becky - An experienced gardener

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Maine, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A classic. No summer would be complete without Sungold!
 

Reviewed on 11/28/2005 by Echidne41 - A novice gardener

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St. Lawrence, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Absolutely delicious- pest free and needed almost no attention. Too bad it's a hybrid- if it were an OP it would be perfect.
 

Reviewed on 06/14/2005 by Kathy - An experienced gardener

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Michigan, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I live in a short season area. Sungold is reliably my first yielder. The taste is wonderful - sweet and rich. It yields very well and is determinate. Of the 20 or so varieties I've grown, my favorite. I grew a ridiculous number of plants last year and had a tomato room devoted to storing them on the floor through to January - the Sungolds ripened up indoors and lasted that long -- October to January indoors and still tasted good (although not their best, but that is usually the case with fruits ripened indoors).
 

Reviewed on 03/31/2005 by okda - An experienced gardener

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California, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

One of the best, sweetest cherry tomatoes in our area of Northern California. Like eating candy, always abundant, beautiful color.
 

Reviewed on 02/21/2005 by rick - An experienced gardener

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Franklin, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This tomatoe has unbelievable flavor and is a very heavy producer. Once people try this one, they come back for more .
 

Reviewed on 02/17/2005 by pigpen - An experienced gardener

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Massachusetts, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

great taste and tomatoes up to frost around Oct. 20
 

Reviewed on 02/02/2005 by Buffalola -

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One of the few cherry tomatoes that is sweet yet still tastes like a real tomato. It's all about the flavor! Although I prefer a red tomato (this one is orange) Sungold is tasty, & is promoted to have much more vitamin C than other tomatoes.

One problem growing these from seed-- they get off to a slow start & have to be "pampered" with extra heat for the 1st month or or they'll languish until the weather warms.

 

Reviewed on 02/02/2005 by Caroline - An intermediate gardener

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Tompkins, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Early to produce, easy to grow, tastes good, high yield
 

Reviewed on 01/22/2005 by NH Seacoast - An intermediate gardener

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New Hampshire, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Everybody raves about these. I must have done something wrong, 'cause I sure expected better flavor. They were good, not great, and kept splitting (it was a wet year). Didn't grow them last year. I kept comparing them to the flavor of a pear shaped yellow tomato that was like candy - going to have to find those for this year!
 

Reviewed on 01/21/2005 by BigdaddyJ - An experienced gardener

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Delaware, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Best tasting cherry tomato ever! Yes some crack but oh man that taste! A one of a kind must grow!!!
 
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Reviewed on 01/21/2005 by vgkg - An experienced gardener

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Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

this is the ONLY cherry variety I'll grow. It's more like a fruit than any other tomato barr none.
 
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Reviewed on 01/21/2005 by barkeater - An experienced gardener

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Vermont, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Doesn't taste like a tomato, cracks easy, and skins are like cellophane.
 

Reviewed on 01/20/2005 by ABQ John - An experienced gardener

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New Mexico, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I have grown Sungolds for a number of years, first in Atlanta, then in Albuquerque NM. Wonderful production, flavor in both locations. Neighbors and friends have also thought the flavor terrific. Appears to be resistant to curly top virus (as do other cherry varieties), big problem here.
 
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Reviewed on 01/10/2005 by jag440 - An experienced gardener

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Tioga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This variety is more susceptible to the adverse growing conditions we sometimes have around here.
 

Reviewed on 12/11/2004 by mngardenaddict - An experienced gardener

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Minnesota, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

So nice to finally find a tomato that has such wonderful flavor. Early and continuous production, even in cool, cloudy weather. Big bonus for Zone 4a gardeners. Only problem is we could always eat them faster than they can produce.
 

Reviewed on 10/25/2004 by russell - An experienced gardener

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Ontario, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Excellent yield ,continual harvest of sweet and tasty fruit. Fruit cracking can be a problem as is septoria leaf spot. Great for out of hand eating or in a salad.
 

Reviewed on 09/13/2004 by Catskills - An experienced gardener

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Ulster, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Hugely prolific, always dependable, very sweet. In years when no other tomato will set fruit in our frosty mountain valley, Sungold produces. They ARE very sweet, like little orange sugar cubes. People who don't like raw tomatoes might like these. We call them "garden candy." You will also have volunteers next year. Never grew them out to see what they produce tho.
 

Reviewed on 08/13/2004 by GarlicGrower - An experienced gardener

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Tompkins, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Easy to grow and very early. Ripened well this cold cloudy summer (2004) while every other tomato just sat there. Very sweet, which might be a plus for some, but was too sweet for me. Update 2007: Still grows well, but still don't like the flavor.
 
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