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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: 13
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

69.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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Nickname:
Red Wiggler
Location:
Southeastern, PA, United States
Date:
August 8, 2015
          3.0
 
Not as good as hybrid
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Good producer, healthy plants

What are the cons? Flavor lackin, some plants off

Review:

These are OK and produced healthy plants that did well, even the one that got planted in a part of the garden that I later realized only got partial sun. But even the ones planted in prime tomato real estate didn't produce the intensely flavorful "tomato candy" I had come to expect from something named Sungold. This OP selection is simply not as tasty as the hybrid. Skins are a bit on the tough side as well. Also, one of my plants is producing red-orange fruit instead of yellow-orange. However, those fruit were actually unexpectedly better than the ones on the plants that reproduced true--very intense tomato taste, although more zingy and acidic and lacking that signature Sungold sweetness. Overall, these are fine but not good enough to plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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Nickname:
shellbell818
Location:
Bartlett, IL, United States
Date:
July 30, 2015
          3.0
 
Pretty but not as sweet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? prolific and early to mature

What are the cons? not nearly as sweet

Review:

I bought these little globes of sun in hopes of a very sweet tomato to wow my tomato hating husband with. These were the first to mature out of the few varieties I grew this year and I'm a little underwhelmed but the flavor. I had this idea that they would be super sweet and I would be gorging myself with little orange tomatoes while tending my garden. The tomatoes are plenty and beautiful but much more acidic and tangy than sweet. I am not 100% sure these will be in next years garden. I may just try and track down some sun sugar tomatoes and give them a try instead.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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Nickname:
Apestos
Location:
Woodland, CA, United States
Date:
July 17, 2015
          3.0
 
Not Gold Anymore...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good germination and producer

What are the cons? Not a reliable seed variety

Review:

This used to be our favorite cherry tomato, but the last two years, the plants have produced red fruit, not the more bright orange color from prior years. The fruit also seems to be more acid and less sweet than prior harvests. Don't know if it is seed packing contamination, reversion, or the new Select II variety but its disappointing to nurse them along and find out its not what you were anticipating. Rather than chance again, I may switch to another cherry variety next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mac
Location:
WH, CT
Date:
September 29, 2014
          3.0
 
Good but a bit overhyped
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? High yield and easy to grow

What are the cons? Splits easy, tangy flavor

Review:

After reading all the hype about this tomato I had to try it out in my garden. I grew 5 plants of this (the plants came from seeds from 2 different sources) I grew the plants alongside a few sun sugar and black cherry tomato plants. Sun golds were good tasting but not as great as hyped. Personally I liked the sun sugars I grew slightly better and the black cherry tomatoes a lot better. The black cherries were actually just as sweet as the sungolds but with better overall flavor. Having limited space in my garden I will probably grow another grape or cherry tomato instead of sungold in the future. I won't advise against anyone growing this tomato because its not bad but I wouldn't give it a strong recommendation for taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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