TOMATO Gold Nugget
An early golden cherry tomato (the earliest in our test garden). Gold Nugget produces prolifically on a compact determinate bus plant. Its fruit is sweet, flavorful and crack resistant. A colorful addition to salads and relish trays. Harvest regularly for continuing harvest. This has been the first tomato to ripen in our test garden every year that we've grown it. Approximately 60 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start seeds indoors in late winter through early spring. Place pots, trays or flats under lights in a warm room. Barely cover seeds with 1/16 inch fine soil. Water with warm water. Provide plenty of light for young seedlings
THINNING: When seedlings are about 2 inches tall, individually pot or space 3-4 inches apart in flats.
TRANSPLANTING: Plant outdoors in May when all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed. Harden off seedlings.
SPACING: Leave 2-3 feet between plants.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks at 70 F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant in full sun, if possible against a south or west wall or fence where reflected sun will provide additional heat. Black plastic at base of plants or a tire placed around each plant also will help provide heat for earlier ripening. Tomatoes prefer rich soil kept moderately moist. Fertilize monthly if necessary and avoid spraying foliage when watering.