Our favorite cherry tomatoes
The tomatoes in the following slides are listed in order of preference by Sunset's tasters. At the end of each description, the boldface letters indicate whether that variety resists or tolerates one or more of these common tomato diseases and pests: F (fusarium wilt), N (nematodes), T (tobacco mosaic virus), V (verticillium wilt). All of these varieties need staking.
Vigorous, indeterminate plant bears long clusters of crack-resistant orange fruit with "rich, full-bodied flavor," as one panelist noted. 62 days from transplanting seedling to reaching maturity. F, T.
SOURCES: The Natural Gardening Company (707/766-9303) sells 'Sun Gold' and 'Sweet 100' seeds and seedlings. Park Seed Co. (800/845-3369) sells 'Supersweet 100' seeds. Tomato Growers Supply Company (888/478-7333) sells 'SunSugar', 'Sun Gold', 'Sugar Snack', and 'Sweet 100' seeds.