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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 (Tomato 'Sungold' F1)

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4 hours care
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0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1

Other names

Tomato 'Sungold' F1

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

Variety or Cultivar

'Sungold' _ 'Sungold' F1 is a vigorous perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual, producing yellow flowers which form small, edible orange fruits in summer.


Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Fertilization is essential, so never remove the male flowers. Provide adequate support and tie in regularly. Remove all side shoots as they appear and restrict the plant to one main stem. Remove growing tips of outdoor plants in late summer to hasten ripe

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 (Tomato 'Sungold' F1) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

If you live in a mild climate and want to plant outdoors, ensure you select varities that will grow outside. Select seedlings that are dark green and sturdy. Prepare the ground in winter, working it over and adding manure or compost.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1

Other names

Tomato 'Sungold' F1

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

Variety or Cultivar

'Sungold' _ 'Sungold' F1 is a vigorous perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual, producing yellow flowers which form small, edible orange fruits in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Fertilization is essential, so never remove the male flowers. Provide adequate support and tie in regularly. Remove all side shoots as they appear and restrict the plant to one main stem. Remove growing tips of outdoor plants in late summer to hasten ripe

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 (Tomato 'Sungold' F1) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

If you live in a mild climate and want to plant outdoors, ensure you select varities that will grow outside. Select seedlings that are dark green and sturdy. Prepare the ground in winter, working it over and adding manure or compost.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 (Tomato 'Sungold' F1)

Common pest name

; Black wood of grapevine; Female sterility of tobacco; Fruit woodiness of tomato; Maize Redness; Mal azul of tomato; Metabolbur; Metastolbur; Parastolbur; Purple top of potato; Stolbur of potato; Stolbur of tobacco; Stolbur of tomato

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Phytoplasma which potentially affects a wide host range; determined by the feeding behaviour of vectors. First UK outbreak in 2014; on strawberry; a host not specifically regulated in EU legislation. This legislation should be reviewed to take account of this and other developments.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 (Tomato 'Sungold' F1)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Xiphinema bakeri

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest; could potentially affect trees and other species if introduced but many pathways regulated. No evidence of interceptions or findings to date.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sungold' F1 (Tomato 'Sungold' F1)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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