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Island Sunrise Tomato Seeds - L. Cheesmanii X L. Pimpinellifolium X L. Esculentu

Island Sunrise Tomato Seeds - L. Cheesmanii X L. Pimpinellifolium X L. Esculentu

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: L. Cheesmanii X L. Pimpinellifolium X L. Esculentum


Island Sunrise is a highly unusual cross between three tomato species. It's a unique cross that I've been developing for the last 9 years. These vigorous plants produce an abundance of orange plum sized tomatoes that are quite versatile in the kitchen, but their flavour really shines when eaten fresh, or roasted in the oven. The plants have a highly unusual characteristic; the first truss of fruits shows uniformity, but as the plant grows taller, the first fruit on each truss begins to change shape, so the ones at the top of the plant eventually look ovular.


These indeterminate plants can use a good support to grow up, but because of their superior disease resistance, they can sprawl on the ground as they please without the risk of disease taking over the plant. Due to the diversity in genetics, these plants are resistant to blight, fusarium, and blossom end rot.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    Tomatoes are best started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost to ensure that they get a good head start at life; for us here at the farm, the best time is around mid march. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 5-10 days to germinate. Once the seedlings have emerged, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 7°C or higher. Tomatoes do best when grown in full sun, but partial sun will yield decent results too.

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