sungold: leaves & fruit getting smaller

ffreidlAugust 1, 2011

I have a Sungold growing in an 18gal container that seems to be... Petering out? It was doing great earlier in the season, I got some nice ripe fruit out of it. But now I'm noticing that the more recent fruit is ripening much smaller, and newer leaves are also smaller.

Is this typical? Should I expect continued growth and fruit or is this plant reaching the end of it's useful life?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Weather related

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 1:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yeah? It's been hot and dry. Is that what you mean?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 7:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I'm growing Sungold this year for the first time, and in a big pot too. The fruit has a wonderful flavor. However, the plant has been very spindly and open: tall, but not alot of branches or leaves. Is this normal for this one? It has never quit producing fruit even in this awful heat wave.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 12:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
natal(Louisiana 8b)

I harvested daily for about 10 weeks. Now only a few tomatoes a couple times a week. Most are much smaller.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 1:11PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Can a Cold Frame help Tomato plants get an early start?
Randy L. Birth Sr.
Baby tomatoes with yellowing leaves
My tomatoes plants are about 5 weeks old. They have...
Your 2015 Choices - Fianl Answer !
Have You made up your mind yet, to answer this million...
Hardening Off As A Prelude To Plant Out
Sooner or later (sooner is better :-)) , time will...
Seysonn_ 7b-WA/HZ1
Quick Start
I sowed 6 tomato varieties yesterday in frozen garden...
Sponsored Products
Designers Fountain 6691 Essence Wall Sconce in Chrome Finish - 6691-CH
$63.50 | Hayneedle
Fouta Beach Towel - DEEP RED
$85.00 | Horchow
Pipework Desk Lamp
$199.99 | Dot & Bo
Percy Leather Loveseat - Brighton Polinesia Blue
Joybird Furniture
WW 3528 Quad Row LED Strip Light 450/m 28mm wide 3.2m Reel
Designers Fountain 1245M Lunar Medium Flushmount - 1245M-AM-AO
$41.50 | Hayneedle
60" Taren Vanity - Two Undermount Sinks - 8" Faucet Holes - 3/4" Black
Signature Hardware
Blue & Green Circle Bless Quilt Set
$79.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™