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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Sungella'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Sungella

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
2 neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Poajoan On Feb 25, 2008, Poajoan from Reno, NV (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grew Sungella in a hoophouse where it produced until November, and outdoors where it produced until the first freeze. I did not have a splitting problem, and we thoroughly enjoyed the taste. Extremely prolific, and the tomatoes were approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter.

Neutral onewish1 On Feb 20, 2008, onewish1 from Denville, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Great tasting sweet tomato... produced well but about 1/2 split .. I believe they might have been left on plant too long.. because of the color it was hard for me to tell when they were ripe... towards the end of the season I picked earlier and put on a sunny windowsill to ripen.. worked out better for me

Negative pennyrile On Nov 26, 2007, pennyrile from Evansville, IN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Grown in 2007 drought conditions, so there is no excess rain or watering excuses for the bland flavor and mushy texture exhibited by this hardy cultivar that puts on ample yields of pretty fruit that falls short of the exterior and interior beauty of its brother Juane Flammee, who in spite of being equally mushy, at least has some flavor to vindicate it.

Negative jenhillphoto On Sep 11, 2006, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

This tomato plant grew very quickly and the days to maturity was just about right. The tomatoes are very pretty too look at, but only if you can get one that's not split. It was difficult to get a ripe, yet not split tomato, especially with the tremendous amount of rain we've had this year. I found the taste to be bland.

Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 30, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An orange golf ball size open pollinated descendant of Sungold


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Danbury, Connecticut
Kearney, Nebraska
Reno, Nevada
Denville, New Jersey
Fairport, New York

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