Summer Sunrise

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Summer Sunrise
Maturity midseason
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type potato, rugose
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type stabilized intentional cross, created heirloom
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Sunrise - ripe fruit. 2014-08-05.


Indet. dwarf (tree-type) plants with rugose potato leaf foliage. Bright yellow medium beefsteaks, 5-11 oz, with excellent bold and complex flavor. One of our favorites. (12 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Heritage Tomato Seed 14 / Gleckler Seedmen 13

Year grown: 2014

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


Summer Sunrise is an indeterminate potato leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5' tall by the end of the growing season, and produce medium to medium large smooth oblate bright yellow fruit with a pronounced blossom end blush. Summer Sunrise is distinguished from the similar Summertime Gold by having larger seed locules, larger seed, a slightly more pronounced blush, and slightly different flavor nuances. The fruit of Summer Sunrise have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor. The plant seems to be quite disease tolerant and yields quite well throughout the season.

Seed source:

Dwarf Tomato Project

Year grown:

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


Oblate round yellow slicer with superb flavor. Not bland. Full complex flavor with a sweetness in the finish. Indet., rugose foliage, great cropper. 70 days.

Seed source:

Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12

Year grown: 2012

Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA


  • 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.
  • More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.


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