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Sungold Select II Tomato (25 seeds) (TO121) $2.50

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Sungold Select II Tomato

         
 
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This is a selection from the regular Sungold tomato, sent to us by Reinhard Kraft of Germany. This is one of the tastiest orange cherry tomatoes out there! This little cherry was the favorite of many of our staff last summer; we love the sweet tangy taste! This variety is not completely stable and a few plants still produced red fruit.
 
Sungold Select II Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

76.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kate
Location:
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date:
April 12, 2016
          4.0
 
Good but not the holy grail
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Disease resistant, early

What are the cons? Not quite Sungold

Review:

I grew a single Sungold Select II last year next to a conventional hybrid F1 Sungold. For those who are unaware, many tomato growers have been trying to create an open-pollinated version of Sungold with, generally, little success. My plant grew true, with little orange globes on long trusses. The fruit was tasty, but in a side-by-side comparison it just didn't stack up to its parent. It's less sweet and softer. The foliage didn't have that distinctive "Sungold" smell (a musky, hippie-esque smell, if you catch my drift) and the OP plant wasn't nearly as productive as the hybrid. That said, it's a decent dupe and has many of Sungold's great qualities like disease resistance. If you have a huge garden, I'd say the cost-savings of being able to save seed from Sungold Select II out is worth the slightly inferior taste/production. As for me, with my little urban space, a single packet of Sungold F1 lasts me years, so I'll stick with that until Kraft releases a new strain.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmby
Location:
Kansas City MO, MO, United States
Date:
November 24, 2015
          5.0
 
My FAVORITE Cherry Tom
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This was the first year we grew these. WOW!!! Superb flavor and loads and loads of brilliant orange tomatoes on each plant. We did these in containers and the plants grew 6' tall and bushy to boot! The flavor was tart AND sweet. Just what we love. The skins are very thin but strong. These never split and were completely undisturbed by pests in our 100% organic garden. All six plants produced beautiful, perfectly round, bright orange tomatoes with a diameter similar to a nickel. Highly recommended! Mmm...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
br20042003
Location:
Edenton, NC, United States
Date:
November 15, 2015
          1.0
 
Nothing grew
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? package picture

What are the cons? no growth

Review:

So I brought the seeds at the end of the growing season last year trying to replenish seed selection. Planted all my tomatoes and peppers in cups (5 seeds per variety in each cup) and waited. Everything came up except the sungolds. After two weeks started over 2 seeds, fresh dirt, new cup still nothing. Last time planted all remaining seeds same method. Still nothing but green algae. Accepted that I was not going to get a plant to grow so I brought one. Got about 5 tomatoes and they werent sweet. None of my cherry tomatoes did good so I guess it wasnt too much of a loss.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zebulon
Location:
Benton, KY, United States
Date:
September 15, 2015
          5.0
 
Classic
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, producer

What are the cons? Few splits, nothing too major

Review:

I've been growing Sungolds for a few years, and they're a family favorite. Good flavor. Pretty easy once they're started. Huge healthy plants, great producer, with 6 plants producing dozens every single day for months.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JohnEddie
Location:
Dover, NH, United States
Date:
August 28, 2015
          3.0
 
OK but not as advertized...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous, Productive.

What are the cons? Not "Sungold" in any way.

Review:

First of all, the plants grew well and produced well. A few things need to be understood: 1) The assertion that "this variety may not be entirely stable yet" is a gross understatement. Out of 16 plants I put out, 10 of them produced red, orangey-red, or red with blackish-shoulders fruit. All of the "off" types were slightly larger than the correctly colored ones but definitely still "cherry" size. 2) These tomates taste great. They are not in any way like a Sungold though - as others have said, they are more zingy/acidic. Good flavor though. 3) Here's the "funny" part for me: The red-colored "off" tomatoes actually taste better than the non "rogue" plant's fruit. 4) The true-colored fruits crack fairly easily, the red ones seem more resistant. IN SUMMARY: A good OP strain might be derivable from these, but whatever that is, it just isn't Sungold-like. In fact, I'm probably going to rogue out the orange varieties and see what I can derive from the red line.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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