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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Golden Gem'

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: Golden Gem

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid
French hybrid

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hcsurprise On Jul 4, 2012, hcsurprise from Memphis, TN wrote:

I love this variety of grape tomato. This is the third or fourth year I have grown it and all my friends love it, too. The fruit is a delicious sweet but tart,too. I get an abundance of small tomatoes spring and fall but it does tend to slow setting fruit in the summer if the temperature gets really hot (like now-heat wave). So far it has been resistent to disease and I've had very little cracking.

Neutral pwilmarth On Jul 3, 2011, pwilmarth from Denver, CO wrote:

Abundant fruit is a rich golden yellow, crack-resistant and delicious. The sugar content is 10%, making this one of the sweetest Cherries ever grown. Yet the flavor is far more than merely sweet; it has a rich, fruity bite that is more substantial than you'd expect from such a small fruit. Expect anywhere from 20 to 70 round to globe-shaped Tomatoes in every bunch. It keeps growing throughout the season, forming a tall plant with very dark, curled green leaves.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 16, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A golden yellow, Chinese hybrid cherry.


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

Denver, Colorado
Urbandale, Iowa
Memphis, Tennessee

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