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Gold Nugget tomatoes for UPP in 2013

2013 April 20
by Tessa Forbes

Last year we gave everyone ‘Sungold’ tomatoes.  The problem was that ‘Sungold’ tomatoes are indeterminate. They grow long; they grow tall and just keep on growing all summer long and some refused to stay within their bee-excluding netting. So we learned. This year we’re using ‘Gold Nugget.’ It is still a cherry tomato but is determinate and determinate tomatoes typically max out at 3-4’ so we’re hoping this year’s plants stay in their netting where they belong.

Territorial Seeds has this to say about ‘Gold Nugget’:

“60 days. Always among the first to ripen, Gold Nugget attains an unusually rich, sweet flavor when ripe. Vigorous and determinate, plants are loaded with 3/4 inch, round golden fruit from early in the season ’til frost. Bred by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University.”