Sungold Select II Tomato

$3.99

  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 20 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Sungold Select II Tomato

Sungold Select 2 is an open-pollinated cherry tomato variety that was selected from the original F1 hybrid “Sungold”. The selection process was done by Reinhard Kraft in Germany.

This variety was very similair to the original delicious hybrid except the fruit didn’t split as easily which is a bonus. Sungold Select is a vibrant orange small cherry tomato with a tangy and sugary flavour (Tropical notes are distinct and I love them). It has an indeterminate growing habit and will yield very highly outside in cool climate mid to late season (quite early ripening for first fruit).

Note this variety is not fully stable, meaning the very odd plant may produce red fruit instead of orange. However all plants I have grown have been orange. Another seed variety kindly donated by a customer.

Outside 2023/24 growing: Planted 14/11/23, first ripe fruit 15/1/24, 62 days (Cool Climate).

When to Sow: Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October (Cool Climate) and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).

Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heat-mat.

Cool Climate: mid JUL– NOV (Heat mat)

Temperate:  SEP – DEC

Sub – Tropical: MAR – DEC (Humidity induces disease)

Tropical: mid APR to JUL (Humidity induces disease)

  • Tomatoes enjoy lower humidity and 20-30 degree daytime temps and night times above 8 to 10 degrees. Plant out only after risk of frost (protect if late frost)

Spacing – 80-120cm, high yields when grown in a cage and allowed to do its thing.

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  • The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
  • The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
  • In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
  • This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
  • The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine
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