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Tomato 'Sungold' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

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  • Best In Class for flavour - click here for details
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Celebrating 20 years of the sweetest tomato, as voted by gardeners


An outstanding cordon cherry tomato for glasshouse or outdoor culture. Tomato 'Sungold' has an exceptionally high sugar content, which easily rivals 'Gardeners Delight', making its attractive, golden-orange fruit irresistibly sweet and juicy. The high yields of delicious thin-skinned fruit (each approximately 13g) are ideal for salads or as a tasty snack. This popular variety also has good resistance to tobacco mosaic virus and fusarium wilt. A hardy nature ensures this vigorous performer will crop well into winter in a cool greenhouse. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.

Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, greenhouse
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £3.69

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to April.

For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).

When growing in a glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.

When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.

Tie the main stems to their supports and remove any sideshoots that develop between the main stem and the leaf stems. Once the plant has produced 6 or 7 trusses, pinch out the top of the main stem. This process of "sideshooting" and "stopping" will increase the availability of light and air movement around the developing fruit, and focus the plants energy on producing a good crop of high quality tomatoes. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to October.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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  1. Best tasting

    By Robert Webster 04-09-2016

    Every year I grow three types Gardeners Delight for taste and salads, Moneymaker for sauces and salads and Black Russian because it is so juicy. This year added a fourth Sungold, and it was by far the best tasting not prolific but great taste. So next year dropping Gardeners Delight.


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  2. Still my favourite.

    By Marjorie Kellington 18-08-2016

    Grown Sungold for several years now. Thought I'd try a few others as well this year . I've also grown Suncherry , Sweet Aperitif, Golden Cherry and Black Cherry. Golden Cherry and Black Cherry don't seem to be available anymore. Golden Cherry isn't quite as nice as Sungold and the skins seem a bit harder. Black Cherry is a nice size, bigger than Sungold but not as sweet. There's a replacement called Black Opal which is supposed to be sweeter, so I will definitely be growing this next year as the colour adds a lovely addition to a salad. Reviewed the other two varieties under their own heading. If I was only growing one variety it would still be Sungold, so that says it all.


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  3. Hard to Beat

    By Claire Carolan 13-03-2016

    I have grown these for several years now and they are amazing. Easy to grow and by far the most popular for taste amongst friends and family. Last year they seeded themselves throughout the garden and I lifted at least 30 plants from the garden to pot in and pass to friends!


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  4. More popular than you might think.

    By bob gray 22-08-2015

    This is the second year i've grown Sungold. Most tomatoes here get Blight fairly easily. Not many people grow them. I've had no troubles, and grow these in a row of 5, six weeks apart. .Word gets around, and people who don't speak all year suddenly become very friendly. I turned up one evening after work, to find one of them helping herself. To avoid a repeat this year, i've grown a thick ornamental grass barrier, so they can't see the plants. Hopefully, I may get the whole crop this time.


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  5. Gone to the top of the class

    By George Rowlinson 05-08-2015

    First year I have grown these and they have gone to the top of my all time favorites list. Beautifully sweet salad tomato with stacks of flavour - not that many reach the plate as I'm constantly noshing them straight off the plant. They are lush. Will be growing lots next year. PS. I grow all my toms outside and these have done particulary well


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  6. My absolute favourite

    By Claire Carolan 18-04-2015

    Have been growing these for the last few years and the whole family, my neighbours and work colleagues can't get enough! Wonderful flavour and masses of fruit, what more can you ask for?


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  7. Easy to grow

    By Cristina Tudorache 02-01-2014

    Best ever!

  8. Kids Love Them!

    By Avril Aitchison 07-10-2013

    Grew 2 plants from seed this season and as always, sweetest and tastiest! Strong plants with long trusses. Ripe tomatoes not too bad for splitting this year either. My kids favourite every year!

  9. Super sweet flavour.

    By Martin Barker 25-09-2012

    Have grown Sungold for several years now - reliable performer indoors and out. Great sweet flavour.

  10. Great result outdoors

    By JACINTA WEST 01-09-2012

    I have had problems before with tomatoes grown outside splitting and rotting, but these have been brilliant (and the weather has not been great here in Cheshire). Very long trusses bearing lots of very sweet tomatoes. I will definitely grow them again.

  11. Absolutely tasty

    By Yanhua Ou 11-08-2012

    I grew cherry tomatoes first time this year. They taste so good, even my neighbour asked me where I got the seeds from. I recommend this to everyone.

  12. Great value in sale

    By Andrea Cowling 04-04-2012

    Waiting to compare with my reliable gardeners delight, if they are half as sweet we are on to a winner. Lovely contrast of colour to summer salads, all I have to do now is wait patiently for these beauties.

  13. Highly recommended

    By Kate Glasgow 17-09-2011

    We grew these for the first time this year as recommended by a friend, the seeds all germinated and from the word go were better, healthier plants than the other tomatoes we grew, they have been fruiting well with tasty colourful tomatoes for weeks now. Highly recommended.

  14. Come on Sungold - I cannot wait!

    By Jean Turner 21-04-2011

    I have been growing Sungold tomatoes in the greenhouse since they first appeared and each year I long for harvesting time. They have the most wonderful flavour and appearance. No problems and 100% germination each time with Thompson and Morgan seeds. So reliable I always sow 1 seed per pot and am never disappointed. So long as I am able I doubt I shall ever stop growing Sungold tomatoes.

  15. Best of the lot!

    By Brian Spiller 02-12-2010

    I have grown these for years in my greenhouse and are certainly the tastiest we have ever had and normally we crop up until Christmas here in Cornwall but the recent cold snap has finished them off this year! I normally grow about 10 plants and are always the first of our different tomatoes to crop and about 2 weeks ahead of the others. Easy to look after and have had no real problems with them. Roll on next season!

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