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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Sunbrite'

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: Sunbrite

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral cmccrell On Aug 1, 2011, cmccrell from Honeoye Falls, NY wrote:

I planted this in a 15-gallon pot on my deck, in a mixture of organic potting soil, cow manure, a sprinkling of sand, some peat moss,Tomato Tone, and a bit of hydrated lime and accompanied by marigolds, and braced it against an arbor on which clematis climbs. It did very well, despite the heat, watered twice a day as needed (morning and midafternoon), with weekly additional feedings of a weak fish solution and a spritz of diatomaceous earth now and then . Lower leaves began to yellow and spot early on, so I removed the leaves, checked the pH and added more hydrated lime and a bit more Tomato Tone, and it recovered fully.

The plant has produced bundles of tomatoes in threes and fours, in good quantity, and fruit size is generally baseball-sized, with good flavor, fairly meaty. I had in past years planted larger varieties (Beefsteak, for example) in a pot off the deck, staked, but kept having problems with leaves spotting, yellowing, browning, and a few times with blossom rot, and thought I'd try Sunbrite as it seemed to offer resistance, was more manageable a sized plant for potting, and was recommended by our local nursery.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1992 entry from Asgrow. it has resistance to verticillium wilt race 1, fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, alternaria stem canker,and gray leaf spot.


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

Honeoye Falls, New York
Hanover, Virginia

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