GOLDITA does its name justice. It is a tasty and prolific orange cherry tomato. Next to that, it seems that this golden coloured tomato variety is an early cropper, which is always a bonus. More specifics about this variety are summed up below. Read it through and let me know if you agree with my observations.
GOLDITA TOMATO DESCRIPTION
YEAR OF DESCRIPTION: 2020
TYPE: round – cherry tomato
PLANT TYPE AND SIZE: an indeterminate variety – can reach 2 meters in height – it’s advised to prune out the suckers (I prune back to 2 or 3 main stems)
GROWTH SEASON: an early cropper (it was one of my first varieties to give ripe fruit)
COLOR: yellow to light orange when ripe
FRUIT SIZE: +/- 3cm.
FRUIT CLUSTERS: yes – about 15-20 fruits per cluster – higher up the plant smaller clusters
TASTE: it’s a tasty tomato, nice and sweet
TEXTURE: good amount of smooth flesh – not mealy, nor too watery
SKIN TYPE: hard
USE: crunchy texture – best eaten raw as a snack, in a salad or dried as a sun-dried tomato
DISEASES & ISSUES: I grow all my tomatoes outdoors and without cover. This tomato variety was the very first one that got ill in 2020. It got brown areas on its stem very early in the season, due to heat and humidity. I managed to cut off the two stems just above the first cluster of tomatoes and left a new sucker to grow up as the main stem. It survived beautifully and kept on growing disease free. You can see on the pictures below how the cuts were made.
August 1, 2020
Why do you think the brown areas were symptoms of a disease? Could they not just have been a reaction, not a disease, to the heat?
August 2, 2020
Thank you for your remark. :)
I think it was a combination of the type of weather and how the brown spots on the stems (not the leafs) looked like that made me make that decision. It was early in the season, so drought isn’t a big problem at that time. It was actually hot and humid for a period of time. And then the spots looked more ‘fungal’ than ‘dry’.
I wish I made a picture, I will try to make pictures next year of how I act when I ‘think’ I see disease. I’m generally very hands on in early season, as I know by now that things move fast from one plant to another and I can’t hope for things to get better if I don’t do anything. And in this case it saved the plant.
I hope that my explanation makes things more clear!
Enjoy your Sunday,