Amy's Sugar Gem
Indeterminate. This open-pollinated tomato variety was developed by Dr. Jeff McCormack by crossing the small-fruited Red Cherry tomato with the large-fruited heirloom, Tappy's Finest. Amy's Sugar Gem has the color, productivity, splitting resistance, and keeping quality of Red Cherry plus the flavorful, meaty flesh and small core of Tappy's Finest. Amy's Sugar Gem is noteworthy especially for its texture, meatiness, small core, and sweet, full flavor. This versatile tomato is excellent in salads, sandwiches, and sauces. Fruits are small to medium, averaging just less than 2 ounces, typically measuring 1-1/2" wide by 1-3/4" high. Vines are tall, vigorous, and productive throughout the growing season. This introduction is of interest to home gardeners as well as fresh market growers. Amy's Sugar Gem is named in appreciation of Amy Boor Hereford whose grandmother Tappy introduced Jeff to heirloom tomatoes in 1982. The 'sugar gem' portion of the name refers to the sweet flavor and the tiny light gold sparkles in the red skin.
Packet: 0.12 g - approximately 55 seeds