Santiam Sunrise Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

$4.45

25 seeds
VALUE SIZE: 1/2 g (approx 250 seeds)
Certified Organic
70 days. Apricot-orange cherry tomatoes with great flavor that resist splitting. Santiam Sunrise is a result of efforts to de-hybridize the popular hybrid Sungold tomato. This one is bred by our friend Andrew Still at Adaptive Seeds. It was the top pick in our open-pollinated Sungold-type tomato trial. It was also top rated at our 2019 Harvest Festival Tomato Tasting among 50 varieties. Many breeders have tried to “dehybridize” the Sungold tomato and none of the OP varieties exactly capture the intense fruity flavor of the hybrid but we think that this one is pretty darn good! Many clusters of fruit can be harvested from a single plant if you can resist the urge to eat them all off of the plants! OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) Pledged Variety. CC

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years. Frequent watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.