Tomato - Gold Nugget - Lycopersicon esculentum
Tender Annual Determinate. A lovely early cherry tomato, Gold Nugget's bright yellow, ping-pong ball sized fruit grows prolifically in clusters. Its vines continue to produce in high nighttime temperatures making it a good selection for hot climates. Developed by Dr. James Baggett, Oregon State Univ.
Soil & Water: Give fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Water deeply and consistently to avoid blossom end rot.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours moving up to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.
Did You Know? Tomatoes are native to Central and South America and were originally thought to be inedible when introduced in Europe.
Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 5'-7'
Days To Maturity: 65-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-4'
Approx Seeds per oz: 5,000
3 x 4 x 0.5 inches.