Summer Sweet Gold
|Summer Sweet Gold|
|Growth habit||indet., dwarf|
|Leaf type||potato, rugose|
|Variety type||created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross|
- Indet., dwarf (tree-type) plants with potato rugose leaf foliage. Very high yields of large light yellow beefsteak fruits, some with pinkish blush at the blossom end. Some cracking after a rain. Outstanding sweet and full flavor. Very meaty. Excellent for sandwiches or in salads. 6-18 oz.
- Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 15 / Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 15 / Tomato Dwarf Project
Year grown: 2015, 2017
- This is Summertime Gold reselected or improved, but to avoid confusion, it is getting a distinct name. One of the best flavored of all of the dwarfs, the plentiful medium large (most in the 6-10 ounce range), smooth oblate fruit are produced on vigorous potato leaf Dwarf plants.
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Summertime Gold reselected. The original release of Summertime Gold showed too much of a similarity to Dwarf Mr. Snow, likely due to some lingering segregation of genes.
- Selection work carried out by Craig LeHoullier and Lee Newman resulted in this improved version, exactly what project members hoped for with the original release of Summertime Gold.
- The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) in 2014.
- Introduced commercially by Heritage Tomato Seed in 2015.
- More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Sweet Gold - ripe fruit. 2017-09-13.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Sweet Gold - ripe fruit. 2017-09-10.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Sweet Gold - sliced fruit. 2017-09-10.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Sweet Gold - sliced fruit. 2017-09-13.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2018||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||.||.|
|2015||Heritage Tomato Seed - new||.||.|
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