Crop: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Breeder: Andrew Still Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project
OSSI Pledge Date: 12/5/2016
Release Date: 12/5/2016
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
This is our attempt at a Sungold F1 replacement. I say ‘attempt’ because many gardeners & plant breeders over the years have tried to create a sweet, fruity, orange cherry tomato. Flavor is comparable to Sungold but not quite as fruity, rather a bit sweeter. Not tart like other attempts. Andrew likes it better than the old hybrid because it lacks the overwhelming taste that can get tiresome. We can eat Santiam Sunrise all day long. Tall indeterminate vines are productive & less prone to splitting than Sungold yet still tender skinned. A continuing selection from crosses with Russian cherry tomato material. Nearly stable, but occasional red-fruited plants still occur. We love it so far so let us know what you think!