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Lycopersicon esculentum variety cerasiforme
(ly-koh-PER-see-kum ESS-kew-len-tum variety see-ras-if-FOR-mee) 
Family: Solanaceae 
Common name: ‘Gold Nugget’
syn. ‘Golden Nugget’
Zone: 9 – 11
Height: deteminate
Aspect: sun; partial shade
Soil: humus-rich; moist
Water: regular
Days to maturity: 60 – 75 from transplanting    

Description: A determinate, bush-type, heirloom cherry tomato that grows to about 3 ft (90 cm) high. Round golden fruits are only slightly smaller than a ping pong ball.


Special Notes: Bred by Dr. Jim Bagget at Oregon State University and released in 1983. Parthenocarpic fruits (do not need fertilizing) produce few seeds. This variety is well-suited for growing in the Pacific Northwest. Perfect size for growing in containers. Vigorous producer right up until frost.


Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 1993


Posted on April 14, 2015