Sun Sugar Tomato
These great little yellow cherry tomatoes, which are actually orange at peak flavor, will add color to salads and fresh pasta dishes, if they make to the table. They are so sweet that they might all get eaten in the meantime. Seriously.

Sun Sugar Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • 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 our 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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Sun Sugar Tomato is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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).
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Cherry Tomato For the past three years, I have grown these so successfully that I have taken to cutting them in half and freezing them to sauté with a little bit of olive oil or butter and pouring them over chicken or turkey breasts. They add moisture and a wonderful sweetness to the meal. Last year I planted them between my rose bushes and amazingly my rose bushes loved being next to them. There is enough room for both along the south side of my house. The tomato plants seemed to eliminate the critters that usually visit my rose bushes each summer and this spring the rose bushes appear to be very hardy. Be sure to give them plenty of room to grow!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When we got around to buying the tomatoes to plant this year all that seemed to be available were the Sun Sugar. We didn't pay any attention other than the type of tomato so once they started producing we realized that they were orange when ripe, not red. The taste is very sweet, making them a perfect 'snack' when outdoors. We've given some to our daughter who absolutely fell in love with them when she first tasted them. It's now September and the plants are starting to slow, but then we haven't had any appreciable rain since the end of June; they've been surviving on being watered daily. Maybe it's me, but I think rain water is a bit different (and better) for a plant, despite the impurities it carries.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun Sugar Tomato This was our favorite tomato EVER. We grow dozens of different tomatoes in our small garden in Las Vegas, and last year this was the best!! Very disappointed that our nurserys didn't offer it this year. The plant we had grew over 8 ft high and was a big producer of the sweetest, best tasting cherry tomato we have ever grown. Enjoy!!!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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