‘Amy’s Sugar Gem’ was developed by Jeff McCormack who crossed the small fruited ‘Red Cherry’ with the larger heirloom ‘Tappy’s Finest’. ‘Amy’s Sugar Gem’ is named in appreciation of Amy 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. Indeterminate, regular-leaf, tall, sprawling, vigorous tomato plants that yield HUGE crops of 2 oz., 1 1/2″ golf ball sized, red, meaty, juicy tomatoes that have a small core with delicious sweet, well-balanced flavors. A perfect choice as a snacking tomato, salad tomato or for tomato sauces. Sweet! “Candy-on-the-vine.” Midseason, about 75 days from transplant.
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