Summer Sunrise Tomato Art Pack

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Organic Summer Sunrise Tomato Seeds

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

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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.
Summer Sunrise Tomato is a product of the collaborative Dwarf Tomato Project , a tomato breeding group with teams based in New South Wales, Australia and North Carolina. The project aims to breed great tasting, interesting, open-pollinated dwarf varieties. With both teams, they were able to halve the time required for tomato breeding and focused their efforts on creating small plants with big flavor. Summer Sunrise is one of their best.

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
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
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 narrative rich content of children's' 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."
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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