Solanum lycopersicum 'Golden Sunrise'
tomato 'Golden Sunrise'
A cordon tomato grown as an annual, suitable for growing in an unheated greenhouse or outdoors. This cultivar is later maturing, producing trusses of sweet, medium sized golden yellow tomatoes from late summer to early autumn
SynonymsLycopersicon esculentum 'Golden Sunrise'
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1 year
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Climbing, Bushy
Solanum can be annuals, perennials, evergreen or deciduous shrubs or twining climbers, with simple or pinnnately lobed leaves and star- or bowl-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with prominent stamens, followed by fleshy fruits
- Name status
How to grow
Start from seed or buy as small plants and grow on, in a heated greenhouse or on a warm windowsill. Move to an unheated greenhouse or outside once all risk of frost has passed, and provide support. Keep the growing media evenly moist; inconsistent watering can lead to splitting and rot. Feed every 10-14 days. See advice on cultivating tomatoes for more detail
Propagate by seed sown at 18-20°C (64-68°F) in late winter or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pinch out the growing tip when the plant has reached the desired height, either reaching the top of the greenhouse or support, or when the plant has set seven trusses indoors or four trusses outdoors. Regularly remove all side shoots
May be susceptible to aphids and whitefly
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