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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Summer Cider'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Cider

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Alison17 On Aug 25, 2013, Alison17 from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

This was the first year in a while that tomatoes have done well in Los Angeles, at least for me, and it's been such a good one. I made a special trip to get a Summer Cider plant (I'd thought about getting the seeds for years but there are SO many others) and I've been amazed by the very large, flawless tomatoes from it. I tend to prefer smoky dark ones, but the texture and flavor of Summer Cider are excellent, slightly spicy and sweet, and I'm really impressed with it.

Positive Ltcolumbo On Jun 9, 2012, Ltcolumbo wrote:

A Brandywine type Tomato, not quite as tasty but very prolific and reliable. Well worth growing.

Positive elkwc36 On Mar 28, 2010, elkwc36 from Elkhart, KS wrote:

A very nice variety. Although not related the best description is a "Brandywine type" in my opinion.

Positive Suze_ On Jul 14, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Summer Cider has no actual relationship to the Brandywines; the information provided on the Amishland Seeds site implying that it's a "Brandywine type" is incorrect.

Very nice variety, though. Great flavor and texture, beautiful coloration.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large apricot colored Brandy wine type.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Tishomingo, Mississippi
Elgin, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas

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