Sun Gold Pole Cherry Tomato Seeds

This packet yields approximately 8 plants when started inside.
5 out of 5 stars
(25 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Rare in grocery stores, 'Sun Gold's' plump, tangerine-colored fruits are a special treat at the peak of flavor in the garden-very sweet and juicy! Provide support for vigorous vines that easily reach 6' long. Pick a bit early and ripen indoors at room temperature. Low-acidity tomato. Disease resistant.
$4.29 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 57 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer

Variety Information: 1" diameter, bright tangerine colored fruits in clusters of 8–14. Prone to cracking when fully ripe and well-watered. Pick when fruits begin ripening and ripen on counter to avoid cracking. Disease resistant to fusarium wilt and tobacco mosaic virus.

Type: Indeterminate, Cherry (Learn more)

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Low Acid

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

Harvesting: 'Sun Gold' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when golden and have a slight give when gently squeezed.

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Sun Gold Pole Cherry Tomato Seeds Reviews

25 reviews

Delicious and prolific

5 out of 5 stars Jul 9, 2018
I grew these for the first time last year in a large container. The plant did amazing and I was getting tomatoes from it all the way up through late September. These tomatoes are sweet and delicious - use them with salads or as a convenient snack by themselves. I had so much by the time the first frost came around I froze them in a gallon-size plastic bag. A few months later I used them to make a roasted tomato sauce that was out of this world. I definitely recommend!
Kelly from CO

My Favorite Tomato

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
These little Sungold tomatoes are my favorite tomato of all times. They are the sweetest as well. When they are dried they almost taste like candy and when I have too many of them to eat I simmer them down and they make the most tasty and interesting sauce. They other thing I like about them is they are good during most stages of the ripening process but the more orange (almost red) they get the sweeter they are. It just wouldn't be summer without my Sungolds!!!
Kathleen Kimble from PA

The first tomato I ever liked!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
I discovered the sun gold tomato when living in Maine and this quickly became the first tomato I've ever liked. They are my absolute favorite and I make sure to grow them every single summer! Everyone that I've introduced this tomato to loves them as well.
CJ from OH

Amazing plants!!

5 out of 5 stars Feb 6, 2019
I've grown these two summers in a row. The first summer, I grew one plant, and they were an absolute hit. Second summer, I grew three, and had more delicious tomatoes than I knew what to do with, so gave tons away, and everyone else loved them too! I definitely recommend to all gardeners and tomato lovers. The plants are very tall and hardy, even when I'm a bit lazy about watering I still don't get a ton of split fruits! An added bonus is that these sweet little gems add nice splashes of vibrant color to the garden. I think I had a bunch of volunteer tomatoes from the ones that dropped at the end of the season as well, although they were not Sun Golds, they ended up being little red grape tomatoes, so perhaps I'm mistaken about which plant the seedlings came from (but I only grew Sun Golds in that spot) Still very cool either way! I plan on growing these every year!
Tara from MA

Great for starters

5 out of 5 stars Apr 29, 2020
I grew this last year and the fruit is really good, not too acidic and the plant produced alot.
Thaddeus from CA


5 out of 5 stars Jul 16, 2020
I have 8 plants from 10 seeds. They grew over 6ft very quickly and had abundant production.
Tracy Gubelin from TX

Perfect Stoop Tomatoes

5 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2020
This is my second year growing Sun Golds on my porch. The second year, I grew a lot more! One plant yields a lot of tomatoes! The flavor is so sweet. The skin is a bit thick at times. They store well in the freezer and I've been harvesting from Mid-July through August, and I'll get some in September too. I highly recommend this variety! I had great germination rates from the tiny amount of seeds that I got, but I have all I need.
Sonja from MN


5 out of 5 stars Aug 31, 2020
These little babies are the best ! One of my very favorites.
Wendy Klemetsrud from SD

My favorite tomato

5 out of 5 stars Sep 15, 2020
Very sweet, very prolific, very easy to grow. If you like cherry tomatoes, this is worth trying!
Elizabeth McKinney from MI

Does well in AZ

5 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2021
This plant just keeps on giving! it's February and I'm still getting tomatoes! It's done well in the heat and in the Arizona winter. I hacked it back last week thinking it might start to die off but it's getting a lot of new growth.
Maria from AZ

Quality seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jun 2, 2021
This is my first year planting them, but the Sun Gold Cherry Tomato seeds had a 100% germination rate for me (started indoors). I only have a small urban garden so now I don't know what to do with the extras! Once I transplanted them they really took off. I can't wait for the harvest.
David from VA

Love, love, love these cherry tomatoes

5 out of 5 stars Jun 19, 2021
Zone 8A. I started these under grow lights and transplanted out to the garden at the end of March. Three are in raised beds and one is in a large pot. All are doing amazingly well, especially in Texas heat. The potted one has outgrown it's 4 foot stake and has multiple brackets of tomatoes. They are the best tasting tomatoes and rarely make it inside the house - they are my new breakfast. I don't usually comment or write reviews but these tomatoes deserve it. Grow them!!
Jeanne Wallace from TX

Sweet and prolfic!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2021
These just might be the best tomatoes ever! Incredibly sweet! Almost too easy to grow! Give it lots of room to grown.
Susan from CA

The most delicious tomatoes

5 out of 5 stars Jul 22, 2021
I buy 12 inch plants from my nursery Mid April, grow in pots outside, taking them in at night and plant 15 to 18 inch plants early, about May 1st to 5th in zone 5 and cover on cold nights with clear visqueen over repurposed flexible tent poles, like a field expedient green house, providing heat on freezing nights (usually a few nights during the first 2 weeks). I prepare my soil well ahead of time with composted manure, fast acting sulfur in mid February (as soon as the ground thaws). Then I add organic fertilizer working them all into top 6 to 8 inches of soil (2/3 sandy loam 1/3 organic compost and steer manure) in Mid April then plant in raised beds, burying rootstock and two thirds of plant after removing all leaves and shoots from length os stem going in the ground. About June 1 fertilize again sprinkling fertilizer on surface and gently working into top 2 inches and mid season, about July 1 apply Epsom salt to surface and water it in for magnesium for the flowering plants. This seems like a lot of work but I get vines 8 to 10 feet long which spill over the top of my 5 foot tomato cages and then I train them down my chain link fence for another 5 feet and average 30 to 40 or more gallons of delicious sweet Sun gold tomatoes every year from just my usual three plants.
Richard from MT

The Best Cherry Tomato

5 out of 5 stars Oct 22, 2021
I typically grow prefer to grow heirloom varieties, but this tomato will always be my exception! It is absolutely delicious and produces well. My husband will usually only eat tomatoes that are cooked into a dish, but even he ate this variety right off the vine! It's very sweet and our friends and family agreed it was the best tasting cherry we have grown.
Hannah from GA

Burst of sweetness!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 28, 2021
I planted the sun gold seeds in January. Yes, way too early but they brightened my life! 100% germination. I had tomatoes from May to first frost. Although I expected to share most of them, our consumption rate was several dozen a day. I have already purchased seeds for next year and hopefully I can restrain myself until March to start them.
Kris from CO

Awesome tomato

5 out of 5 stars Dec 22, 2021
This is my all time favorite grape tomato. These seeds came up ok but they are a little harder to get started than others but the taste is worth the effort. I will just plant extra in 2022, so I have plenty.
Teresa from TN

If this was the only tomato...

5 out of 5 stars Dec 24, 2021
I started growing these some years ago and have decided that if I grown no other tomatoes- this is all you need. Easy to grow, abundant flavor and color. Someone can handle the other tomatoes for slicing and sauce.
Kate from NY

Favorite Cherry Tomato

5 out of 5 stars Apr 5, 2022
I'm fairly new to gardening and bought these from my local nursery on a whim last year. I started them indoors and planted them after our last freeze. Not only did the plants grow quickly, but I was harvesting tomatoes from late June to September. The taste is perfect for snacking but it also compliments a lot of dishes. I'm excited to grow them again this year.
Stephanie from CO

Worth it!

5 out of 5 stars May 30, 2022
Second year growing tomatoes -- first was a total bust. These were recommended for their incomparable flavor. I tried them with some reservations over the price per seed and my previous experience. I've been delighted to be proven wrong. All my seeds germinated and made it to the garden. They're in average soil, part-sun, and have gotten supplemental water only a few times this (very hot and dry) spring. A round of pruning and some early support has done the trick. Hearty producers, low pest pressure, and of course delicious.
Julia from TX
Owner Response: Hi Julia! We are so happy to hear this kind of news! Gardening is a humbling journey, it's always satisfying when our hard work pays off. Happy gardening!

Great germination rate and easy to grow

5 out of 5 stars May 30, 2022
This was my first year growing tomatoes from seed and while I struggled with the other varieties, the sun golds pretty much grew themselves. 9 out of 10 seeds germinated and the all grew well. Incredibly beginner friendly! i just hardened them off and can't wait to get them in the ground! (Zone 6)
Laura from MA

Perfectly delicious and very prolific

5 out of 5 stars Jul 25, 2022
I have always bought Sun Gold tomatoes from the farmers' market, so when I saw these seeds I figured I'd try my not very green thumb. We had a very long and cold winter in Michigan, and I started these seeds indoors in early March. I have been harvesting tons of tomatoes from three plants for at least two weeks (I also gave away three plants in June). I love these tomatoes, the plants are about 7' tall and very healthy!
Jeannie from MI

Best Cherry Tomato

5 out of 5 stars Sep 5, 2022
I only put in two plants but ended up with a large harvest. Dehydrating these to enjoy over the winter. Planning to grow again next year because these were the sweetest ones I have grown.
Sandy from WI

These are a winner!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 20, 2022
I started these plants from seed with 100% germination. They have been very prolific and survived a record breaking hot summer and now are producing into fall. The plants are enormous and covered in fruit. They have stayed healthy and have had no pest issues. Flavor wise - the ripened orange tomatoes are such a sweet treat. Sometimes we're impatient and eat them when they're yellow. The tomatoes are thin skinned and will split after a big rain. All in all, if you love tomatoes you can't go wrong with sun golds!
Lyndsey from TX


5 out of 5 stars Mar 18, 2023
I bought these seeds for the first time several years ago after trying them at the farm I was working on. The flavor of these cherry tomatoes is unmatchable. Better yet, they are easy to grow anywhere. Over the past 6+ years, I've grown them in my lush Minnesota backyard, containers on the balcony of apartments I've lived at, and very thick clay soil in upstate New York. I've even gotten a few from growing indoors. Don't pass on this one.
Kelsey from NY

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