sungold does better in drier climates, guess that is why desertwoman loves it.
All I know is that they do fantastically in my garden and require only twice a week watering in the hottest part of summer so I figure- why mess with a good thing? They are so sweet friends eat them like candy off the plant.
Northern New Mexico 7000' desert plateau Zone 7a (formerly Zone 5, then 6a, 6b) Posting since 2005
Post by pepperhead212 on Dec 14, 2018 1:00:01 GMT -5
I tried supersweet 100 years ago, I think around when it first came out. Way back, before I began starting all of my own seedlings, I grew sweet 100 right next to sunsugar (Or sungold, whichever it was that year!) - 2 of the only cherry tomatoes the local greenhouse carried (LOOOOONG before the big chains around now), and the sweet 100 was flavorless in comparison, though it produced a huge number of tomatoes. Years later, I saw the new supersweet 100, so I tried some seeds, and it was OK; better flavor, but still not as much flavor as sunsugar or sungold. It also produced a LOT, however!
If I start tomato plants 8 weeks early, I have to transplant them, but then, maybe that's what you always do.
Post by pepperhead212 on Dec 14, 2018 21:26:40 GMT -5
I guess I just eat a lot more cherry tomatoes than the average gardener! Those green tigers I use like cherry tomatoes - quartered, rather than halved, and between those, sunsugar, and whatever else I grow in the particular year, I eat most of the small tomatoes from 6 plants every year! I give a few away, and friends eat a bunch of those salads I make with them, but most are eaten by me.
Post by pepperhead212 on Dec 15, 2018 13:22:47 GMT -5
Mumsey I'd like to try those. I remember looking them up when you first mentioned them (whenever that was!), but it was described as a determinate, and several growers said that it was only a 3' plant. But what you describe is quite different, and several describe the plant as "producing until killed by frost", and similar terms, which sounds like an indeterminate. It sounds like those dwarfs I grew, that only got 4-5' tall, but were indeterminate. I figure I'll grow it on the trellis where I grew the dwarfs, since it doesn't need the much larger trellises the cherries grew on.
The only new cherry I have, so far, is Cherry Bomb, from pinetree. It is supposed to have resistance to late blight, which is why I am trying it.