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Summer Sunrise Tomato Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum
Beautiful yellow beefsteak fruits with a pink blush on dwarf plants.
Art Pack, 25 seeds
Product ID# , Grown in the Northeast
$3.95

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 70 days from transplant
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Spacing in Row 18-24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 12 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Detailed Product Info

This variety was a gift from Seed Savers Exchange member Bill Minkey in 2013 out of a desire to see it in wider circulation, and we whole-heartily agree. This potato-leaf dwarf variety yields big quantities of medium-sized pale yellow fruits with a pink star-burst. The excitement doesn't stop there though-the flavor is incredible, tart, sweet, and full. We love what this variety can offer to those with limited growing space! When planted in ground, plants can reach 4' high; in containers about 42". Some staking recommended since the plants get so heavily loaded with fruits. For best production in containers, transplant 1 plant per 5 gallon container in fresh, nutrient-rich soil. Give an extra nutrient boost at flowering to help plants stay vigorous. A product of the collaborative Dwarf Tomato Project, which aims to breed great tasting, interesting, open-pollinated dwarf varieties.

Growing Instructions

Start indoors 3-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant 1-2 weeks after last spring frost, when seedlings are at least 5˝ high. Transplant into containers-1 plant per 5 gallon pot-or directly in the ground, about 18˝ apart. Water at the roots to prevent fungal spreading on the leaves. Provide light staking to help support plants at fruit set. Indeterminate with a dwarf habit. No pruning necessary.

About the Art and Artist
Artwork by Jill Mayberg: www.jillmayberg.com About the Artist: "My mixed media paintings are inspired by everything I come across and love. I especially adore animals, color, primitive, folk and outsider art, food- especially deserts. I love the abstract expressionists, Dutch still lifes, the Renaissance artists , Medieval manuscripts, film images the intuitiveness and narative rich content of childrens drawing and painting. I love going to small, regional museums and seeing artists that I-ve never heard of. The process consists of cutting out paper shapes, creating a paper sketch, gluing the paper to a substrate then painting, drawing and layering to create a textural dimensional image. Working full time as an artist, my paintings have been exhibited in galleries, and juried art festivals across the country. I am the recipient of an Artist's Trust $7,500 fellowship and several other grants and will be the featured artist on Oregon Public Television's show Artbeat airing in April." About the Art: To celebrate the cross-hemispheric seed stewardship that went into this tomato, folk artist Jill Mayberg included a simultaneous sun and moon. She used layers of paper shapes, painting, and drawing to help tell this seed's global story.

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