Golden Sunrise

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The Golden Sunrise tomato produces bright golden yellow fruits, adding cheer to mid-summer salads and fantastic in sauces. Its flavor is very sweet, fruity, and distinct from other tomatoes.

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SunFull
Germination7 - 14 Days
Sowing MethodIndoors Sow (trays)
Days to Maturity75 Days
Greenhouse / PolytunnelRecommended
Seed Count50
Recommended Soil pH5.5-7.0

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[78 Days] The Golden Sunrise is an early- to mid-season heirloom variety, producing medium-sized, well-shaped, golden-yellow tomatoes. The fruits are nice and fleshy, and delightfully sweet with tart undertones. An attractive RHS AGM cordon variety, the Golden Sunrise will add a splash of gold to your summer salads and veggie plates.

They are prone to splitting in adverse wet weather conditions or over watering.

Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Starting out

For best yields, the Golden Sunrise is best grown in the greenhouse, as it’s prone to splitting in wetter weather. Since tomatoes need a long growing season, start seeds indoors as early as January or February for greenhouse crops, or March and April for outdoor crops.

Starting Indoors: Start by sowing seeds in trays of good compost 2cm apart, in modules with 2 seeds per cell, or in peat pots. Cover with glass or plastic to make sure soil after gently watering to ensure the soil stays evenly moist. Keep soil temperature to about 18C. Germination takes about 7-14 days with heat and up to two weeks without.

Sowing Seeds Indoors
Transplant to Pots

Remove the glass/plastic cover once seedlings appear. Transplant into small pots as soon as 2-4 true leaves have formed. Thin module seedlings to one per cell. When first truss of flowers appear, transplant to permanent growing site. If planting outdoors, make sure to harden plants off gradually before transplanting.



When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting. Also, make sure to harden the plants off, gradually acclimatising them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 - 10 days, and then plant them out from early June when the plants are 20 cm (8") tall. Plants should be set 45 cm apart with 75 cm between rows.

Transplant to ground
Watering and Feeding

Maintenance

Stake the plants by tying the stem loosely to a cane or other support. Golden Sunrise does best when there’s good airflow around the foliage. To prune, remove the side shoots above the leaf joint when they reach 2cm length. Take out the growing point when the plants reach the greenhouse eaves or the top of the cane outdoors.

Water regularly, but be careful not to overdo it with this variety. A good amount of regular watering will make a juicier fruit, but overwatering is sure to make them crack.


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