Summertime Green

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Summertime Green
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet., dwarf
Leaf type regular, rugose
Fruit color green
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type created heirloom
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Summertime Green - sliced fruit. 2017-09-08.


indet. dwarf (tree-type) 3' tall plants with rugose regular leaf, the first fruit was very large (22.8 oz) and misshapen, as a result of a large fused blossom. Many fruits were up to 1 lb, which is very surprising for such a compact plant. Nice creamy flesh and balanced flavor which is more sweet than acidic. The color does not change significantly when fruits ripen, they stay green and do not develop any yellowish hues, therefore a 'squeeze' test is required to determine if a fruit is ready to pick. I had 12 large fruits on one plant, and it probably would have set more, but the summer was already over.

Seed source:

a plant from Jeannine Chalmers, Coquitlam, BC, Canada 11 / Tomato Growers Supply 11

Year grown: 2011, 2017

Location: Zone 6b, PNW, Columbia Valley (Lower Mainland), BC, Canada (780 ft above sea level)


Mid-late season. One of the very best new Dwarf varieties, Summertime Green has deep green, rugose regular leaf foliage and a very stout central stem, growing to 4 feet, and perhaps a bit more depending upon conditions. Fruits are smooth and slightly oblate, ranging from 6-12 ounces or more, and barely change color upon ripening - though a pale pink blossom end blush develops on many of the fruit. The flesh is bright green, and the flavor is balanced, full and delicious.
2011 growout 
I grew out vial 2817, F9 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is one of the CV seed sources - as well as vial 2821, F9 seed which I got from Reinhard Kraft and is also one of the CV seed sources, and 3038, F9 seed from Suze. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate regular leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 74 days and 66 days for the two plantings (74 days for the plant a bit more shaded); no ripe fruit yet from 3038, as the first planting died due to wilt and was replaced. Plants are still healthy and producing well. Yield very good, fruit are oblate but smooth and quite regular, in the 8 - 12 ounce range with a few larger, green with just a hint of pale pink blush on the blossom end of some fruit. The fruit shape can be a bit more irregular and lobed than Dwarf Emerald Giant this year. Flavor is balanced and excellent in the 8 out of 10 range. This matched my flavor expectations - it is really a great tomato and a worthy alternative to Aunt Ruby's German Green in terms of getting the same eating experience, fruit size and color in an easier to maintain plant. F10 seed is saved in vials 11-42 and 11-137. My feeling is that the two I've tasted are essentially identical, and assume the same will be true for the third.
Dwarf Project: F9 seed from Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) (CV source); F9 seed from Reinhard Kraft, Neukirchen, Germany (CV source)

Year: 2011

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


  • Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion with Green Giant made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia, and named Sneezy. Tomato growers involved in its development are Michael Volk (Texas), David Lockwood, Julianna Griffin (Canada), Martha Hufford, Paul Fish, Susan Anderson (Texas), Bob Fromm, Reinhard Kraft (Germany) and Bill Minkey (Wisconsin).
  • The variety was selected and named by David Lockwood after his newborn daughter, Summer.
  • Stable in its 9th generation.
  • More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.

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