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Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
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Sungold cherry tomatoes are exceptionally sweet, golden-orange tomatoes around one inch in size. They ripen early and stay firm longer than other cherry tomatoes, and they have an inherently lower level of acid compared to other yellow varieties. Hence, if the Sungold cherry tomato plant successfully converts the maximum amount of sunlight into sugar and flavor components, the result is the unique, candy-sweet tomato the color of the sun. The ideal Sungold cherry tomato is tender-firm with thin skin and near invisible, flesh-bearing seeds. Its flavor is a balance of citrusy tart and sweet savors, with grape and floral notes. The hearty, indeterminate tomato plants start yielding early and bear right through the season, and are recommended for staking or caging as this cultivar has been known to grow to great heights. Sungold cherry tomatoes are a popular choice for all climates because the plant can produce in warm or cold conditions.
Sungold cherry tomatoes are available nearly year-round.
Sungold cherry tomatoes are a hybrid cultivar, created by manually crossing parent plants in order to infuse color, generate disease resistance, and produce the intensely sweet flavor. Sungold cherry tomatoes contain the mutant gene found in all yellow tomatoes varieites, which causes flavonoids in the skin, increases the level of yellow carotenoids, or carotene, and results in the yellow complexion. Tomatoes are botanically known as Lycopersicon esculentum, although some horticulturists have reverted back to the original classification of Solanum Lycopersicum due to modern molecular evidence in its favor. Tomatoes are further cataloged in subgroups that signify distinctions within the tomato species. Cherry tomatoes, in particular, are then more specifically called Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme.
Yellow tomato varieties have valuable amounts of beta-carotene, the pigment that gives orange and yellow tomatoes their color and helps neutralize free radicals that may damage human cells. They are rich in vitamin C, and they also offer a good dose of potassium, which is important for regulating blood pressure, nerve function, and muscle control.
With their distinctive, tangy-sweet taste, Sungold cherry tomatoes are best eaten fresh off the vine or used for salads and party trays. They are also delicious sautéed, grilled, or stewed, and they can be used in nearly any recipe, hot or cold, that calls for cherry tomatoes. Try using Sungold cherry tomatoes as a colorful stand-in for caprese skewers, or make a homemade Sungold tomato compote or jam to serve on crackers with a touch of goat cheese. Store all varieties of cherry tomatoes at room temperature for two to three days, away from direct sunlight, until ready to use. Refrigeration can then be used to prevent further ripening and slow the process of decay.
The Sungold cherry tomato was released for distribution in Great Britain in 1992 through the seed house, Thompson and Morgan, after several taste trials dubbed it as "the sweetest tomato ever." It even won of the prestigious British Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
The Sungold cherry tomato was bred in Japan by the Tokia Seed Company in 1992, and quickly gained popularity after it hit the markets.
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