GROWER'S QUESTION: re Sun Gold and Cherry Tomatoes

Jill Taylor Bussiere jdt at
Tue Jul 18 08:56:03 EDT 2000

    I have grown SunGold in the past, and I wouldn't recommend waiting to
pick, as the SunGold splits easily, especially in certain weather.  SunGold
has an absolutely wonderful taste, and I have many customers at market that
ask specifically for them, but I switched to Sunsugar, because it was
advertised as splitting less.  The Sunsugar has not yet ripened, so I can't
compare them for you, but I have great hopes.
    I am also trying Santa for the first time this year.  They have made
grape sized tomatoes that look like little plum tomatoes, but they haven't
ripened yet either.
    Am also trying Tommy Toe, which is supposed to ripen in trusses.  I will
let you know, which won't help you this year, but will perhaps next year!
From: Allan Balliett <igg at>
Subject: GROWER'S QUESTION: re Sun Gold and Cherry Tomatoes
> Hi -
> First year to really have a lot of Sun Gold producing.
> We've been picking the 'pairs' as they ripen. I'm wondering if it is
> practical to wait and let entire trusses ripen and then cut the
> trusses and distribute the tomatoes in stemmed clusters.
> Anyone doing it this way? Anything I can do to promote a more 'even'
> ripening of the fruit on each truss?
> Thanks
> -Allan Balliett

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