Uses: Tomato crop production—high yielding, early maturing
Benefits: Cordon (produces crops all season). Produces super sweet, crack resistant tomatoes.
Zones: 3 - 9 suggested (has been known to survive in all USDA Hardiness Zones)
Growth: Indeterminate (cordon)
Life Cycle: Annual
Mature Height: Up to 6' if properly fertilized and staked
Mature Width: 30"
Bloom Season: Summer to Early Fall
Sunsugar Orange Cherry Tomato is an early maturing orange cherry tomato with a distinctively higher sugar content than other tomatoes, resulting in a sweetness that makes it a definite customer favorite!
One of the sweetest tomatoes in existence.
Produces gorgeous, crack resistant cherry sized orange tomatoes that will likely mature before any other tomatoes in your garden, typically ready by early summer.
Sunsugar Tomato is an indeterminate variety of tomato, often referred to as a vine or cordon tomato. This means; unlike a determinate variety, they keep growing and producing tomatoes from the beginning of the summer until early fall (determinate varieties stop growing at a certain height, then produce all of their crop within a short time frame).
Does not require caging or staking, although we suggest doing such. It grows as a vine, so unstaked plants will travel along the ground, causing their fruit to be more susceptible to rot.
These tomatoes have 3 times more vitamin A than most other varieties of tomatoes.
Delicious in salads, cooking, or best of all... eaten straight off the vine.
This disease resistant (resistant to fusarium wilt, tomato mosaic) plant is very easy to grow!
Sunsugar Orange Cherry Tomato Care
Sunsugar Tomatoes will likely tolerate temperatures above 35°F, but it's suggested to attempt to keep them in temperatures above 50°F.
Plant 36" apart.
Suggest planting late-March through May depending on temperatures in your area.
Likes organic, rich soil with lots of drainage.
Give early dose of high nitrogen organic fertilizer either when planting or as a part of soil preparation.
Will benefit from a high phosphorus organic fertilizer once established, just prior to or after it begins to produce fruit.
Suggest caging or staking and providing something to climb, although not required.
Size of Sunsugar Tomatoes That You Ship
We ship our Sunsugar Tomatoes in a 4" grow pot. The plants will be ready for planting when they arrive (around 6"-8" tall), although we suggest allowing them to "bounce back" from their shipping experience for a day or two prior to replanting.
Size of Sunsugar Tomatoes When Fully Grown
Sunsugar tomatoes often spread to a width of around 30" when staked and allowed to grow vertical. They're cordon-type growers, so their vines may grow as long as 7' long in certain situations.
Botanical Name of Sunsuger Tomato
The botanical name of Sunsuger Tomato is Solanum lycopersicum.
Toxicity and Risks of Sunsuger Tomatoes
Tomato plants are actually considered toxic. They're members of the nightshade family, and produce an alkaloid called tomatine.
This alkaloid is most present in the unripe fruit, the stem, and the leaves of a tomato plant.
Tomatine is toxic when ingested in extremely large doses, it may cause gastrointestinal problems, liver, and even heart damage.
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