Sun Sugar Tomato
Yellow cherry tomatoes that are the perfect size for salads and snacks.

Sun Sugar Tomato

4.69 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)

  • Fruit size: 1/2 inch to 1 inch
  • Matures: 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 7 to 9 feet tall
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

Although called yellow cherry, these little tomatoes are orange at their peak, making almost more bite-sized bursts of sweetness than you can imagine on each plant. A single healthy plant is capable of producing hundreds. Several years ago, Sun Sugar was named by Sunset magazine as the best tasting tomato in their trials for its sweetness and rich tomato flavor that includes just the right amount of tartness. This disease-resistant plant is one of the very best cherry tomatoes and are easy to grow. The fruits are fantastic for salads or to just set out in bowls for snacking. Give the vines plenty of room; they can get 6 feet long or more and will bear through heat until frost, so give them a tall cage for support. Plants are resistant to fusarium wilt and tomato mosaic virus.

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13 reviews for Sun Sugar Tomato

  1. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    8ft tall monster! The tomatoes are yellow more than orange. They don’t need alot of nutes, I live in Wisconsin and have had up and down horrid weather and they thrive. Giant yielding monster…no joke.

  2. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Amazing tomato, amazing taste. My girlfriend got me to buy this after I assumed growing in a container on my fire escape in Brooklyn wouldn’t work. Stupidly I put in in a 3 gallon pot with another tomato(containers choice). While the containers choice gave me one lonely tomato, this guy took charge and delivered delicious tomatoes every day throughout early fall. Have one growing right now, and can’t wait. Truly got me into gardening, my favorite so far.

  3. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Our fav cherry tomato…great flavor, very high yields. Popped them all last summer like candy. Couldn’t find any in the Bronx/Lower Westchester this spring.

  4. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Everyones Favorite: This Variety is great for fresh eating, I would recommend planting at least 1 plant per person, otherwise you might have a few disappointed folks in your home.

  5. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    My new favorite cherry tomato: I've grown Sweet Millions and don't like them; I find them too sweet and don't like the overall taste. So happy I decided to give this variety a shot; it's definitely my new favorite cherry tomato that I hope to see in the nurseries for years to come. The taste is just heavenly.

  6. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    3 out of 5

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    Great taste: I found a cherry tomato called “Sugar Snackers” that came out a few seasons in a row and then never found them again. They were awesome and I searched for a few seasons. Earlier this year I decided to give it a whorl and try these since they seemed similar. I was really happy with the taste of these this year and will be buying multiples of these next year!! (as long as they aren't discontinued like the Sugar Snackers!)

  7. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Excellent & best cherry tomato: This is my 1st year growing these and as I was sitting there wondering why they didn't turn red, I decided to try one (didn't know I got a plant that turned orange instead of red). That 1st bite was nothing but amazing. I will never grow a different cherry tomato ever again. This will be in my garden every single year. And yes, pay attention to how tall it says it gets because that's no lie. We planted ours in a raised bed. Our plant is so tall it goes to the top of the tomato stick, over the top of the rest of our tomatoes and drapes over the privacy fence a bit. You really need a tomato stick that is twice as tall as you can find in the stores (at least).

  8. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Awesome: P.S. For those who might have an issue with the yield, try planting them in a raised vegetable bed and use miracle grow potting soil for vegetables. I got that one that said it feeds the plants for 6 – 9 months and all my tomato plants are doing 100 times better than when planted in the ground. Also, make sure you prune the plants & pluck off the suckers (google tomato pruning), all the leaves below the lowest tomato and some of the needless tomato leaves/branches. They also do better if you cut off some of the bottom branches and plant much deeper. They grow extra roots that way. I've had to prune my plants 4 times this summer and it needed to be done more often than that.

  9. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    Excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. Beautiful color!: These little gems are hard to put down! This is my first year growing them and they were easy to grow and a great yield. Their sweetness is outstanding and the color is different, orange, which makes it stand out in a dish! So good I just eat handfuls of them as a snack.

  10. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Outstanding: What a taste! We shared it with a neighbor who felt the same way. I had a hard time sharing although the yield was very genorous. Next year I'll have to add additional plants.

  11. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Best Tomato Ever!: If I can only have one tomato, Sunsugar will always be my choice.

  12. Taste:
    1 out of 5

    Yield:
    1 out of 5

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    bad luck: Plant was not resistant to disease in the Southwest. Will try it in a different area next year after I cover the soil with plastic and cook it.

  13. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Very Tasty Orange Cherry Tomatoes!: I am growing One SunSugar plant in a black, Five Gallon container. I live in southern California. I discovered this plant at the nursery during our fall planting season and decided to give it a try. It is now halfway through November, and my One Sun Sugar plant is thriving. It is absolutely covered in green tomatoes which are beginning to ripen now. I plucked One orange colored gem from the vine this morning and popped it into my mouth. The taste is fantastic. Not too sweet, not too tart, a perfect balance of sweet/tart/real tomato flavor. I will always plant Sun Sugar. I can't wait until March : )…This plant will literally explode here in San Diego. If it will produce like this during our cooler months here, I know once it becomes spring I'll be covered in tomatoes if I plant 3 or 4 of these!

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