Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Sunray') in the Tomatoes Database

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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Orange
Gold
Flesh Color: Gold
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 7 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 6 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Fusarium Wilt 2
Verticillium Wilt
History: Bred by Dr. W. S. Porte at the Beltsville, Maryland Station and released in 1950.
Country: USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.
Parentage: Pan American x Jubilee

Nice orange color.

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Comments:
Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 24, 2015 4:01 PM

Sunray was a commercial introduction by USDA in 1950. Essentially identical to Burpees Jubilee with added disease resistance, primarily Fusarrium, which was spreading rapidly at the time. Meaty, somewhat dry flesh, rather bland flavor. Nice size, smooth and uniform fruits. I love yellow tomatoes, but not this one.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 3, 2015 2:55 PM

My first year growing Sunray as this spring I really wanted to plant some yellow tomatoes. I bought Sunray and Jubilee both, and truthfully they are so similar that I will only be growing one or the other next spring. I cannot taste any difference.

The Sunrays have a mild flavor, slightly sweet.

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