Please see Tomato Cultural Notes for growing information.
Codes refer to the Key to Tomato Disease Tolerance.
See our Tomato Variety Guide for recommendations for disease-resistant, storage, and extra early varieties.
Packet: Cherry Tomatoes: Seed size varies considerably, 0.08-0.16g (approximately 40-80 seeds, depending
on variety, average 64 seeds) sows 100'. Currant Tomatoes: 0.05-0.09g depending on variety.
(Indeterminate, open-pollinated) This tomato was developed by Dr. Jeff McCormack by crossing the small fruited 'Red Cherry' with the larger fruited heirloom 'Tappy's Finest'. 'Amy's Sugar Gem' is noteworthy especially for it's texture, meatiness, small core, and sweet, full flavor. This versatile tomato is excellent in salads, sandwiches, and sauces. Fruits are small to medium, averaging less than 2 oz, typically measuring 1-1/2" wide by 1-3/4" high. Vines are tall, vigorous, and productive throughout the growing season. This introduction is of interest to home gardeners as well as fresh market growers. 'Amy's Sugar Gem' is named in appreciation of Amy Boor Hereford whose grandmother "Tappy" introduced Jeff to heirloom tomatoes in 1982. The 'Sugar Gem' portion of the name refers to the sweet flavor and the tiny light gold sparkles in the red skin. Pkt.
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