Tomato, Sungella (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 60-70 days. Indet.
1½-2” wide, sweet, orange globes are small but larger than cherry tomatoes. Plum-sized, 1-2 oz fruit with deliciously sweet flesh. Very productive and cold tolerant. A Sungold F1 dehybridization, Sungella is bigger and much more split resistant. This is one of only a few tomato varieties that has ever produced high quality fruit for us from the greenhouse well into November. Originally offered by the English seed company, Thompson and Morgan, bred by one of their customers.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.