Developed by Dr. James Bagget at Oregon State University, Gold Nugget Cherry Tomatoes are ground hugging plants that do not have an overbearing spread. Gold Nugget is an early producer of an abundance of yellowish-gold colored marble sized tomatoes. It is somewhat thin skinned, but the skin is pliant and resists cracking.
A problem for seed savers in that it produces very few seeds, this attribute adds to its desirability in the culinary realm.
Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.
Maturity at 55 - 60 days from transplant.
Germination from seed 7 - 14 days.
Average Plant Height - 3-4 ft.
Spacing - 18"-24"
Fruit Weight .75 to 1 oz.
Fruit Size avg. 1 Inch
Open-pollinated - Self pollinating.
Determinate - Will bear most of its fruit at one time.
Full sun to partial Shade.
Hardiness zones 3 - 14
Above Average Yields by sheer quantity - Average Yields by Weight