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Amy’s Sugar Gem

  • Variety
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Fruit Size
  • Culinary Use
  • Plant Type
  • Leaf Type
  • Flavor Profile

About Amy’s Sugar Gem

‘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.

Varieties
Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Fruit Colors
Red
Flesh Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Round
Fruit Sizes
Small
Fruit Weights
2 oz
Culinary Uses
Salad
Maturities
Mid-season
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet

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