My absolute favorite tomato to grow is Sun Sugar. There’s no competition as far as I’m concerned. I stan it to the point that if I could only choose to grow one tomato it would be Sun Sugar. That’s a bold gardening statement to make, but I’m making it. Like most gardeners, the thought of being restricted to only one tomato is not a welcome thought, but if I had to choose, I would choose Sun Sugar 10 out of 10 times. I especially recommend it to new gardeners who are looking to grow tomatoes for the first time. Why am I such a believer? Well, let me count the ways.
Sun Sugar is an indeterminate tomato that grows like a weed. Each plant that I have ever grown has topped out at over 7 feet tall. I have never had a tomato that grew so big so fast either. It’s one of those plants that seems to double in size overnight & it takes off fast too. Plant it in a nice sunny spot with some fertilizer & watch it take off. Make sure to plant it with supports as well, so you don’t have to worry about staking it up later. You will also want to give it plenty of space to grow, tomatoes don’t like being crowded & this tomato grows out like a beast. Sun Sugar has always been my first tomato to flower & usually my first tomato to produce tomatoes as well. In my experience, no tomato grows as well as Sun Sugar.
Not only does this plant grow fast, but it also produces abundantly. Once those flowers starting popping up, they never stop & the tomatoes never stop popping up either. Nary a day goes by when I’m not harvesting a Sun Sugar tomato during the growing season. I’m serious, I harvest multiple cherry tomatoes every single day off of this one tomato plant from around the middle of June to the middle of October in gardening zone 5b. It will keep going strong until the first frost. It’s amazing. I have never grown a tomato that tomatoed this prolifically before & I have yet to find another tomato that I harvest daily from. Sun Sugar stands alone in regards to abundance.
Last, but certainly, not least, the main reason why I love Sun Sugar tomatoes so much is because of the taste. It is easily the best tasting tomato that I have ever had in my life. Biting into one of these little orange cherry tomatoes tastes like a burst of sunshine. Need a bit more convincing? It’s won tomato taste awards too & it has been named as the best tasting tomato. Sun Sugar lives up to its name because it is very sweet. They’re tiny tomatoes but they are packed with so much flavor. A grocery store tomato could never. I’ve even surprised veteran tomato growers with the taste of Sun Sugar. They make for great snacking tomatoes & they level up every salad they grace themselves in. I’m sure you can see where this is going, but I’ve never tasted a tomato that’s anywhere close to as good as Sun Sugar.
Well, as if I haven’t shouted the praises of the Sun Sugar Tomato enough, then I’ll do it again because you need to buy this tomato. Like, I need you to have this tomato in your life, it’s just that good. You won’t regret it. Go out & buy it so we can be Sun Sugar buddies. Especially if you are new gardening & you’re a little intimidated with all the different varieties of tomatoes out there. Who wants a fast-growing, abundant & jam-packed with flavor tomato? You, you do.
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