One of the first to ripen | Fruits hold well in the field
Days to Maturity: 75 from transplant (recommended)
All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2022
Sunset Torch, an F1 hybrid cherry tomato, is grown as a fruit vegetable. The plant sets small “perfect” flowers followed by uniform 2-inch plum-shaped fruits, weighing about 1 ounce each, having a moderately firm texture. The color is deep orange at the stem washing out to golden yellow with heavy striping and a rose blush. The flavor is mild and sweet. This mini saladette type is particularly good for snacking. Tomatoes are considered a superfood for their nutrient rich content, having a high (top 20) Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI), or micronutrient-per-calorie density. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and provide vitamin A and potassium. They also contain carotenoid lycopene and beta-carotene as well as phenolic acids and flavonoids.
Usually grown as an annual, Sunset Torch, an herbaceous tender perennial, is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae), which contains plants that typically grow in temperate to tropical regions. A very vigorous, multi-cluster, indeterminate variety, often called a “vining” tomato, Sunset Torch requires staking or caging for support. Blossoms and fruit continue to develop as the vine grows, so, it bears an impressive amount fruit over the course of a season, typically 250 to 300 cherry tomatoes per plant. Sunset Torch has an attractive open habit of easy-to-harvest trusses and is suitable for a container.
Sunset Torch grows best in full sun and moist, humusy, deep, fertile loams. It has high disease resistance to tomato mosaic virus ToMV, verticillium wilt Va/Vd, fusarium wilt Races 1 and 2 and intermediate resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus TYLCV and tomato spotted wilt virus TSWV.
A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, tomato seed should be direct sown into warm spring soil after all threat of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started indoors about 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Flowers begin to set fruit with night temperatures between 55 and 75??F. Protect plants with row covers if temperatures are expected to dip below 50??F. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature and to maintain soil moisture.
If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.
(P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set:Indeterminate
Days to Maturity:75
Seeds Per Pack:10
Plant Height:5 ft – 6 ft
Additional Characteristics:Award Winner,?Edible
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant,?Tobacco Mosaic Virus,?Verticillium Wilt
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy
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