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Summer Sunrise

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About Summer Sunrise

Developed in the 2006-2012 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Green Giant, made in 2005 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia. The tomato originated as a selection of Summertime Gold 1 (selected and named by David Lockwood), found and named by David Lockwood after he and Susan Anderson did more selection work. Primary work on Summer Sunrise was done by David Lockwood, Susan Anderson (Texas), Neil Lockhart (Illinois) and Justin Morse, with additional help from Craig LeHoullier. Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release in 2012. Gleckler Seedmen introduced the variety in 2012. Indeterminate, dwarf (tree-type) plants with rugose potato leaf foliage produce 5-11 oz., bright-yellow, medium-beefsteaks with excellent bold and complex flavors.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Flesh Color
Fruit Color
Fruit Shape
Fruit Size
Leaf Type
Plant Type
Indeterminate / Rugose Dwarf
Open Pollinated

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    Lynda Pollock

    Can you explain indeterminate dwarf???? How should I stake these – I live in Atlanta GA area and indeterminate tomatoes grow pretty tall here.. Very confused by indeterminate dwarf description. Can't seem to find a picture of the plant.
    Thanks very much.

    • Dorota Basiura
      Dorota Basiura Editor
      Website Content Director

      Hi Lynda, dwarf-type tomato plants can be both – determinate or indeterminate. Depending on the variety and growing conditions they can reach 3.0-5.0 feet (0.9-1.5 meters) tall. 'Summer Sunrise' tomato plants grow up to about 3.5-5.0 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) tall.


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