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Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes


Date Posted: August 18, 2016

Seeds of the Month Club by Mike the Gardener Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes
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On three different episodes of the Vegetable Gardening podcast, I was told that I absolutely must add Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes to my garden. Each guest, in this case, Joe Lamp’l, Craig LeHoullier and P Allen Smith all said that they were sweet, tasty and easy to grow. With recommendations from three garden gurus, how could I not?

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

I’ll get to how they did in my garden in a moment, but let me start with what they are. Sun gold cherry tomatoes are a hybrid variety that are small fruits that when ripe are orange. They are very sweet, and the plants are prolific when it comes to production. They grow in clusters of 10 to 15 tomatoes and ripen rather quickly.

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

Because they are hybrids you won’t be able to save the seeds from your fruit to grow in subsequent seasons, but you are in luck. The seeds are fairly inexpensive and available at most home centers or online at your favorite seed dealer.

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

Our plants have grown to be around six feet tall and like other varieties of tomatoes, must be propped up with stakes or a cage because the plant itself is not strong enough to hold its fruit up. Personally I like to use tomato cages for most of my tomatoes, but I am also using stakes with a couple of the plants, and they are working great as well.

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

I am in zone 7a and am getting great production from my sun gold cherry tomato plants. Each plant has produced thus far hundreds of the sweet tasty treats and there are no signs that they are slowing down anytime soon.

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

While I am not growing mine in containers, according to various sources they do grow well so long as the containers have at least a 24 inch diameter and 16 inches deep. I would also imagine you would need to water and feed them more frequently especially if it gets hot for long periods of time in your area.

Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes

I would highly recommend that you give sun gold cherry tomatoes a try. They are very sweet, easy to grow, prolific producers, and do not take up a whole lot of horizontal growing space.

Happy gardening!


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Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


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