Sun Gold Tomato

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  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 1 ounce
  • Matures: 55 to 65 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: Up to 10 feet tall
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

Plant Sun Gold tomato, and you'll be savoring fruits with explosively sweet flavor. This treat of a tomato is one of the garden's sweetest. Children will eat them like candy. Sun Gold ripens in long clusters of 10 to 15 fruits. The sweet flavor is ready about a week before full coloring. Wait to pick fruits at their deepest hue and you'll experience a richly sweet, fruity flavor. Eat fruits as a healthy snack, add to green salads, or mix into fruit salad.

Plants bear fruit well into fall and also make a great fall-planted crop in warm regions. If space is tight, try Sun Gold in containers--at least 24 inches in diameter to fit the big plant. You won't be disappointed. Plants definitely need staking or tall cages; gardeners report this tomato to grow as tall as 10 feet. The indeterminate vines are resistant to many diseases: verticillium wilt (V), fusarium (F), and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV).

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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