Tomato 'Sungold'
Tomato 'Sungold'

Tomato 'Sungold'

We apologize but due to state restrictions beyond our control we cannot ship Tomatoes to Georgia, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina or Texas.

SKU: S4888
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Cherry Tomato
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Mature Height: 4-8'
Spacing: 24-36" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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The rich-tasting, juicy cherry Tomatoes of hybrid 'Sungold' are an intense golden orange, almost tangerine, that absolutely glows on the vines. Fruits are borne on long trusses all season so you'll have hundreds of these little jewel-toned fruits with a rich, but not too sweet, taste. Friends always pause as they sample one for the first time—then reach for more. 'Sungold' consistently earns a place on lists of best-tasting Tomatoes and remains a favorite even after the main-crop Tomatoes ripen. The indeterminate vines are vigorous, early to bear, with resistance to Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Fruits ripen about 65 days from transplant.

All of our Tomatoes are grown from non-GMO seed. The stocky seedlings are grown and shipped in 1 pint pots, so the plants you receive have strong, well-developed root systems.

For more information on growing Tomatoes, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping
Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Nevada, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (18 Reviews) Write a Review

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I won't grow again

Sungolds were highly recommended to me by friends in the PNW, so I was excited to try them in my garden near Philly. The plant that arrived from WFF was exceptionally healthy and remained exceptionally healthy. Vigorous is an understatement for this tomato, since it grew over everything and even with repeated hacking back, it continued to take over the garden. While I usually like tomatoes that grow prolifically (which the 4 other types I grew did as well), it was the quality and not the quantity of sungolds that was the problem. The sungolds all cracked/split open mostly before fully ripening which led rapidly to rotting, and meant the actual harvest of tomatoes was really low. Of those that actually managed to be harvested, some would split between being picked to getting inside the house. Therefore the amount of nicely ripe and tasty sungolds was very low in comparison to my "Sweet Baby Girl" (also obtained from WFF which has been an exceptional producer of amazing cherry tomatoes for us 2 years running!). The other major problem was that the prolific growth and then very rapid rotting lead to an enormous mess and bad odor in the garden, with rotting fruit everywhere. My son who LOVES tomatoes (he eats them like popcorn), started refusing to even touch any of the sungolds or go into that part of the garden which made me sad since he was the primary reason I was growing them. Anyway, I don't know if the terrible cracking/rotting was related to a different climate from my friends or if the weather last summer didn't agree with the Sungold (all my other types of tomatoes did great though). Ultimately I will not grown Sungolds again.
Response from White Flower Farm — 4 months ago (01/03/24 10:45AM)

Sungold tomatoes are vigorous growers and do need a large support and occasional pruning. The first fruits in a spray do tend to ripen and split before the later ones are ready. In a rainy summer or with uneven watering, most tomatoes will have a tendency to split. At their ripest, Sungolds are really delicious roasted with garlic and herbs, packed with olive oil and frozen for sunny tomato taste in winter dishes.

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Sweet & Prolific

This sweet tomato yielded its first fruit on June 15-a new record for me. So pleased. The plant was a good size when it arrived.

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Might as well be candy!

I've never grown fruit or veggies in my life. Bought two of these Sungolds and put them in a City Pickers self watering box. 2 months later they are well over 6ft tall, roots exploding out of the box and probably over 100 green tomatoes at this point in the season. I've had a few light orange ones that weren't quite ripe yet but they were SO sweet already. Nothing like the sungolds you typically find in grocery stores, those ones taste acidic and sour. I can't wait for them to ripen. We're going to be picking them by the bowl full! I do however recommend against putting 2 in 1 container, I'm not sure if they'll make it to the end of the season at this rate with how root bound the 40 gallon container is getting with 2 plants. They're growing much faster and bigger than my Big Boy and Beefsteak varieties.

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Prolific for the Kitchen and Ornamental in the Garden

I grew a Sungold cherry tomato for the first time last year 2020, planted in-ground against the back fence and coaxed up a length of twine that was securely nailed to the top of the fence. The plant was so robust that I provided a large cage as well to support the side branches. My 10-ft tall Sungold cherry tomato produce an abundance of beautiful orange fruit through December! I was so pleased with it last year that I am trying it again this year in a large 22-inch pot. Great sweet flavor from perfectly globe-shaped fruit, good eating and makes for an eye-catching display in the garden!

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You can’t eat just one

Sweetest and reliable. I grow both in containers and and in ground up a trellis. High yield plants. Hard to find in the local garden centers.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

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Growing guide

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For our general tips and videos about growing Tomatoes, click Tips for growing Tomatoes.

For FAQ concerning Blight Tomato disease, click Late blight tomato-disease.

Care of Plants On Arrival - 

Your plants have just spent up to 3 days without light or water and may have yellow leaves or show evidence of wilting. Through years of shipping experience, we have found that more than 98% of these plants will survive and thrive if you follow the simple care instructions below.

1. Please take your plants out of the shipping box as soon after their arrival as possible, taking care not to damage any stems or leaves as you free the plants from the cardboard packaging.

2. If the soil is dry, water gently but thoroughly from above or set the pot in a saucer of water for an hour or so -- just long enough for the soil in the pot to become thoroughly moist, but not soggy.

3. Place your plants in bright but indirect light indoors or, if temperatures permit, outdoors in the shade, sheltered from the wind. Don't put your plants in full sun right away because their leaves are tender after the trip and could be burned (sunscalded) or fall off if exposed to too much sun too soon. Allow your plants to adjust gradually over the next few days to increasing amounts of sunlight.

4. We've tried to time the shipping of our young plants so that they arrive at or near the frost-free date in your climate zone. If, however, the weather is still raw and a frost seems likely, transplant your plants into larger pots, taking them outside during the day when the weather is mild and bringing them in whenever frost or blustery cold weather threatens. Young plants are more tender than mature plants, and even if the last spring frost is already past, near-freezing temperatures and cold spring winds are capable of killing your new plants. Expose your young plants to outdoor conditions gradually, giving them a chance to harden off before they're planted out. When the weather does settle and both days and nights become reliably mild (night-time temperatures should remain above 50°F), then it's time for planting out.

Planting out: When the weather is warm and settled, choose a planting location in full sun with rich, fertile soil and good drainage. To reduce soil-borne disease problems, plant tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers where you haven't grown them or potatoes in the past 3 years. Dig a hole that will generously accommodate the plant's root ball, and mix compost or aged manure and a handful of low-nitrogen, organic fertilizer into the planting hole. If the weather is hot and sunny, plant in the cool of morning or wait until late afternoon to minimize stress.

To remove a plant from its pot, flip the pot over, tap on its bottom, and slip the plant out. Do not pull the plant out by its stem. Loosen the root ball and tease the roots apart if they are matted or tangled. Set the cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, and squash into their holes so that the tops of the root balls are level with or just slightly below the surrounding soil. For the tomatoes, cut off all but the top 2-3 branches, lay the stem and roots at an angle in a trench about 4-5in deep, then cover the stem with soil, leaving the branches and leaves above ground. Tomato plants will send out roots along the buried stem, accelerating their growth.

Push soil back into each planting hole and firm the soil around each plant to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly to further settle the soil. Keep the soil around the plants moist but not soggy and provide shade (with row cover, cardboard, or lath) for the first few days. Transplant shock is not uncommon, but within a week or less the plants' roots will regain their ability to provide moisture to the foliage. Remove shading once plants perk up.

Continuing care: If rain is scarce, water your vegetable plants deeply and regularly (weekly, or more often in hot, dry weather).

Once the fruits of peppers and tomatoes start to ripen, water only if plants start to wilt; withholding water at this stage will result in better-flavored fruit. No additional fertilizer is needed, but a mulch of compost or aged manure won't hurt.

Plants can also be foliar fed throughout the season with a kelp- and/or fish-based product, but avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers, which promote lush growth at the expense of fruit production. Provide cages or supports for the tomato plants. Stake pepper plants so heavy yields don't break their branches.

Learn the whys and hows of pruning Tomato plants in an article from Fine Gardening magazine. Click here.

Videos

Videos
Tips on Growing Tomatoes
How to Grow Tomatoes in a Container - White Flower Farm
Growing Tomatoes or Fruit on Your Rooftop Deck or Patio
Growing Early Tomatoes
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