Summer Cider

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Summer Cider
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color orange, peach
Fruit shape oblate, beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country unknown
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Cider (BC SK T) - ripe fruit. 2013-08-26.


Tall and vigorous indet. plants with potato leaf foliage. Very good yields of large orange beefsteaks, 6-14 oz, with delicious sweet flavor. First fruit matures quite early in the season compared with other orange beefsteak varieties.

Seed source:

1. Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) 06 / Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2. Tim Skrypiczajko of Naramata, British Columbia, Canada (B.C SK T) 09 / CV Amishland Heirloom Seeds

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


85 days, indet., potato leaf plant with high yield of 10-14 oz yellow beefsteak fruit, good flavor.

Seed source:

Jeremiah Gettle of Mansfield, Missouri (MO GE J) 04

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


85 days, indet., potato leaf plants, 9-18 oz, yellow-orange beefsteak fruit with very good flavor. I incorrectly listed this one as RL in the '08 Yearbook, but plants are PL for me as they should be.

Seed source:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 07

Year grown: 2007, 2008

Location: Bastrop, Texas


Indet., very good yield of orange tomatoes, fruity and very tasty. Sometimes fruit have green shoulders.

Seed source:


Year grown:

Location: Nancy, France


orange tomato, great and fruity taste.

Seed source:

Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N)

Year grown: 2009

Location: Germany


  • Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V., Netherlands, in 1998; LY-354501.
  • Bred by Tom Wagner under Apple Butter name, however it is not clear if 'Apple Butter' and 'Summer Cider' is the same tomato nowadays.

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Year Commercial Vendors Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings) Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)
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2017 . .
2016 . .
2015 . .
2014 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
Diane's Flower Seeds
Solana Seeds
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2013 Delectation of Tomatoes - new
Knapp's Fresh Vegies
Solana Seeds
2 + 1 (as Summer Cider Apricot) .
2012 4 3
2011 Knapp's Fresh Vegies
Marianna's Heirloom Seeds - sold out
Solana Seeds
1 2
2010 Knapp's Fresh Vegies - new
Marianna's Heirloom Seeds
Solana Seeds
4 + 1 (Summer Cider Apricot 1
2009 Marianna's Heirloom Seeds - new
Solana Seeds - new
6 .
2008 6 .
2007 Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 4 .

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