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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Gold Nugget'

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: Gold Nugget

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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5 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral dreaves On May 21, 2014, dreaves from Hutto, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Compact grower, VERY prolific early producer. The plant is covered with large marble-sized tomatoes. Unfortunately, the tomato is very bland with little flavor or sweetness. It's not quite a 'spitter', but unless the flavor improves over the season I won't be growing again.

Positive CommonCents On Mar 11, 2013, CommonCents from Jasper, GA wrote:

I grew one vine of this in 2012, and I grew it in a hanging planter in a 16" pot (about 6 gallons of potting mix/kitty litter in the pot). It produced lots of tomatoes, and it was the first one producing tomatoes, some were ripening around Mothers Day. It grew up the net in my planter. We went away for a week or two in the summer, for vacation, and when we returned, it was growing out the top and up onto the roof. I ended up trimming/pruning that back just a bit, and got some fall tomatoes from some of the trimmings that I rooted in another planter. This is on my regular grow list now, and I'll have 1 or maybe 2 vines in my hanging planters in 2013. This variety would also probably do well in a 5 gallon bucket on a porch or patio.

Positive dorisv On Jul 27, 2008, dorisv from Oakland, CA wrote:

Gold Nugget has always been a very dependable and prolific plant. The determinate nature is perfect for smaller areas.

Positive huastec On Jul 25, 2004, huastec from Chicago, IL wrote:

I screwed up and planted to plants close to each other but otherwise there coming in nicely.

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 22, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A golden cherry tomato from Oregon State University. Like most of the OSU tomatoes , it bears a high percentage of seedless fruit.

Neutral FCivish On Aug 15, 2003, FCivish from South Jordan, UT wrote:

A strong grower and early, but only so - so Flavor.

Positive george34 On Jul 26, 2003, george34 wrote:

First to ripen here (Seattle area)too. None of my other tomato varieties are even hinting at changing from green yet. They are sweet, but not too sweet.

Positive Weezingreens On Sep 6, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Gold Nugget is always the first to bear fruit in my Alaskan greenhouse.


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

Oakland, California
Jasper, Georgia
Pukalani, Hawaii
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Hutto, Texas
Irving, Texas
Paine Field-lake Stickney, Washington

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