Summer Sweet Gold

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Summer Sweet Gold
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet., dwarf
Leaf type potato, rugose
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summer Sweet Gold - ripe fruit. 2017-09-10.


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.

Seed source:

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

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


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.

Seed source:

Tomato Dwarf Project

Year grown:

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.

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