List of all Dwarf Tomato Project releases to date (current to April 2017)

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+ 2016 releases (7)

Willa's Cariboo Rose - 75 days - originated from a cross made between Budai Torpe and Stump of the World by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Sleepy. Willa's Cariboo Rose is a pink tomato that emerged in the efforts to create a red potato leaf selection that will be called Wilpena. The vigorous potato leaf plants produce medium to large sweet oblate pink fruit. Available in 2016 from Ted Maiden via the Heritage Seed Market.

Coorong Pink - 75 days - originated from a cross between Wilpena and Cherokee Purple by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 which she named Plentiful. Coorong Pink is aregular leaf dwarf with heavy yields of small to medium 5 - 8oz smooth mostly round pink fruit. Plants reach around a metre+ / 4 ft by end of season and become very heavy with fruit requiring support. Avoid letting fruits get over-ripe for the best flavour and texture. The Coorong is a coastal lagoon with abundant bird-life in South Australia. Main growers were Patrina and Craig with help from Ginny Bishton and Joyce Beggs. Seeds for release grown by Bill Minkey. Available in 2016 from Tatiana's TOMATObase and Victory Seeds.

Dwarf Caitydid - 80 days - originated from a cross between New Big Dwarf and Mortgage Lifter, Pesta Strain by Patrina Nuske Small in 2007 and named Pesty. Dwarf Caitydid was selected and named by Craig after his daughter, Caitlin, in 2011. Dwarf Caitydid is a regular leaf dwarf producing lots of medium to large, smooth oblate yellow tomatoes with red swirls out, and heavy red coloration in the flesh. The flavor is well balanced and delicious. Those involved with its development are Patrina, Craig, Amanda Fischer, Michael Volk, Doug Frank, Carol Knapp, Richard Watson, Shawn Conant, Simone Pennig, and Laurie Sutherland. Available in 2016 from Tatiana's TOMATObase.

Dwarf Firebird Sweet - 75 days - originated from a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred (an F4 selection) and Beauty King (from Wild Boar Farm) by Vince Lavallo in 2011, which he named Beauty. Dwarf Firebird Sweet was selected and named in 2013 by Craig. Dwarf Firebird Sweet is a regular leaf dwarf producing lots of medium sized oblate smooth pink fruit with vertical gold striping - truly beautiful - and with a rich, balanced flavor. Those involved with its development are Vince Lavalle, Craig, Lurley Hernandez, Lindsey Ratterree, Dan Follett, Carolyn Keiper, and Nancy Ruhl. Release quantity was grown by Bill Minkey Available in 2016 from Sample Seed Shop and Victory Seeds.

Dwarf Beauty King - 75 days - originated from a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred (an F4 selection) and Beauty King (from Wild Boar Farm) by Vince Lavallo in 2011, which he named Beauty. Dwarf Beauty King was selected and named in 2013 by Vince. Dwarf Beauty King is a regular leaf dwarf producing lots of medium sized oblate smooth red fruit with vertical gold striping - truly beautiful - and with a rich, balanced flavor. Those involved with its development are Vince Lavalle, Craig, Bill Yoder, Kay Robbins, and Susan Oliverson. Available in 2016 from Heritage Seed Market and Victory Seeds.

Mallee Rose - 75 days - originated from a cross between Rosella Purple and Orange Heirloom by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 which she named Rosy. Mallee Rose is a regular leaf dwarf producing abundant medium-large 6 - 10 oz oblate pink fruit which are sweet with a meaty juicy texture. Plants reach about a metre+/ 3-4 ft by end of season and become heavy with fruit requiring support. As with other pink varieties, avoid letting fruits get over-ripe for the best flavour and texture. This variety is named after an endangered native West Australian Eucalypt called Rose Mallee. Main growers were Patrina and Craig with help from Patrick Sullivan and Rick Hawksworth. Seeds for release grown by Bill Minkey. Available in 2016 from Tatiana's TOMATObase and Victory Seeds.

Barossa Fest - 70 days - originated from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Green Giant by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 which she named Sneezy. Barossa Fest is an indeterminate potato leaf dwarf and is among the tallest of its type reaching around 4 1/2 feet by end of season. It produces abundant small pale yellow globes that have a sweet and tangy combination of flavours, bright and fresh on the palate and delicious. The Barossa Valley is one of South Australia's premier wine-growing regions where vintage festivals are celebrated each harvest season. Main growers were Patrina and Craig with help from Lou Larrieu and Carl Matthei. Seeds for release grown by Bill Minkey. Available in 2016 from Sample Seed Shop.

+ Late 2015 releases (23)

Adelaide Festival - 75 days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from The Sample Seed Shop. Adelaide Festival originated from a cross between Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and Rosella Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 and named Tidy. Adelaide Festival was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants produce ample yields of medium to medium large (6 to 10 ounce) smooth oblate fruit that are purple (clear skinned black) with vertical green striping, possessing deep crimson flesh. The flavor is rich, well balanced and delicious. Those who contributed to the development of Adelaide Festival are Patrina, Amanda Fischer, Craig LeHoullier, Ted Maiden, Sue Bailey, Jessica Dubin, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, and Lisa Moore. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Lemon Ice - 70 Days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from Tatians's TOMATObase. This variety originated with a cross between Anna Banana Russian and Roza Vetrov made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2007 and named Nosey. Dwarf Lemon Ice was selected and named by Linda Black. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium sized (4-8 ounces) distinctly heart shaped pale yellow fruit with lemon yellow dense flesh, possessing a delightful, full, somewhat tangy flavor. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Patrina, Craig LeHoullier, Linda Black, Dan Follett, Amanda Fischer, and Sherry Long. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Mahogany - 75 Days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Dwarf Mahogany was selected and named by Lee Newman. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of smooth oblate chocolate (yellow skinned black) tomatoes that range between 6-12 ounces. The flavor is rich, intense, well balanced and delicious. Involved - Patrina Nuske Small, Lee Newman, Craig LeHoullier, Susan Oliverson, Ken Jacobs, and Patrick Sullivan. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Russian Swirl - 80 Days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Orange Russian #117 made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Dopey. Dwarf Russian Swirl was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce excellent yields of smooth oblate yellow tomatoes with red swirls and streaks that range between 6-12 ounces. The flavor is well balanced and tasty, reminiscent of the best indeterminate bicolor types. Involved were Patrina Nuske Small, Ray South, Craig LeHoullier, Jay Scott, Amanda Fischer, Antoniette Koshykar, Mike Mauer, Doug Frank, and Nancy Ruhl. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Scarlet Heart - 70 Days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from Tatiana's TOMATObase. This variety originated with a cross between Anna Banana Russian and Roza Vetrov made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2007 and named Nosey. Dwarf Scarlet Heart was selected and named by Linda Black. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of distinctly heart shaped red tomatoes that range from 4-8 ounces, possessing a well balanced, full, delicious flavor. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Linda Black, Laurie Sutherland, and Nancy Ruhl. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Kangaroo Paw Green - 60 days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Budai Torpe and Cherokee Green made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Witty. Kangaroo Paw Green was selected and named collaboratively by Patrina, Tim Warren and Craig LeHoullier (Patrina with the Kangaroo Paw, and Tim and Craig as different colors arose). The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce loads of smooth round amber fruit (yellow skin, green flesh) that are in the 4 ounce range. The flavor is delightful - well balanced, and very tasty. Involved were Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Justin Morse, John Biedler, Carol Knapp, and Doug Frank. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Kangaroo Paw Brown - 60 days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Budai Torpe and Cherokee Green made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Witty. Kangaroo Paw Brown was selected and named collaboratively by Patrina, Tim Warren and Craig LeHoullier (Patrina with the Kangaroo Paw, and Tim and Craig as different colors arose). The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce loads of smooth round brown (yellow skinned black) fruit that are in the 4 ounce range. The flavor is delightful - well balanced, and very tasty. Involved - Patrina Nuske Small, Tim Warren, Craig LeHoullier, Jay Scott, Kevin Taylor, Bob Fromm, Dee Sackett, Howard Kushner, Carol Knapp, and Doug Frank. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Kangaroo Paw Yellow - 60 days - Available from Victory Seeds, and soon, from Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Budai Torpe and Cherokee Green made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 and named Witty. Kangaroo Paw Yellow was selected and named collaboratively by Patrina, Tim Warren and Craig LeHoullier (Patrina with the Kangaroo Paw, and Tim and Craig as different colors arose). The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce loads of smooth round yellow fruit that are in the 4 ounce range. The flavor is delightful - well balanced, and very tasty. Involved were Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier Doug Frank, Dee Sackett, Carol Knapp, A. Carmichael, and Nancy Ruhl. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Orange Cream - 75 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross made between Golden Dwarf Champion and Elbe made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2006 and named Tipsy. Dwarf Orange Cream was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of uniquely colored pale orange smooth oblate fruit that have a nearly matte, dull finish, ranging from 8-12 ounces. As with most of the Tipsy family, the flavor is superb - intense, rich, and with a lively tang - clearly one of the best of our dwarf releases to date. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Susan Oliverson, Lisa Moore, and Dee Sackett. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Maralinga - 75 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Maralinga was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of rich brown (yellow skinned black) tomatoes with deep crimson flesh that range between 6-12 ounces. The flavor shares the typical intensity of the best black tomatoes - rich, intense and memorable. Involved - Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Patrick Sullivan, Lisa Moore, Rich Hawksworth, Shawn Conant, Scott Jacobs, Bill Yoder, and Doug Frank. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Golden Gypsy - 75 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross made between Golden Dwarf Champion and Elbe made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2006 and named Tipsy. Dwarf Golden Gypsy was selected and named by Wendy Montanez. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of smooth oblate medium yellow fruit with pale yellow flesh, ranging from 8-18 ounces. The flavor is among the very best among the new dwarfs - intense, sprightly (with a distinct refreshing tang), and simply delicious. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Carolyn Keiper, Craig LeHoullier, Wendy Montanez, Susan Dzejachok, Dee Sackett, and Susan Oliverson. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Waratah - 70 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Waratah was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous, high yielding regular leaf dwarf plants produce smooth oblate red fruit that range between 6-12 ounces, and have a rich, well balanced, delicious flavor. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Paige Prince, Susan Dzejachok, and Joyce Beggs. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Sturt Desert Pea - 70 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Sturt Desert Pea was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous, regular leaf dwarf plants produce excellent yields of smooth oblate 4-8 ounce red fruit that have a pleasant, well balanced flavor. Involved are Craig LeHoullier, Patrina Nuske Small, Stuart Pollack, Susan Dzejachok, Rich Hawksworth, and Lisa Moore. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

BrandyFred - 75 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross made between Dwarf Wild Fred and Brandywine by Vince Lavallo in 2008 and named Tasty. BrandyFred was selected and named by Vince. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plant produces very good yields of smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) fruit that range between 10-16 ounces, possessing a rich, well balanced delicious flavor. Involved are Vince Lavallo, Linda Black, Craig LeHoullier, Robbins Hail, Bill Yoder, Richard Watson, Patrick Sullivan, Sandra Tipton, and Shawn Conant. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Tennessee Suited - 70 days - Soon to be available from Ted Maiden via the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated from a cross between Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and Rosella Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 and named Tidy. Tennessee Suited was selected and named by Ted Maiden. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce plenty of smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) tomatoes with distinct, attractive vertical green stripes, ranging between 6-10 ounces. The flavor is intense, well balanced and delicious. Involved - Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Ted Maiden, Sue Bailey, Bill Yoder, and Doug Frank. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Lucky Swirl - 80 days - Soon to be available from The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Dwarf Russian Swirl and Lucky Cross made by Ray South and called Jaunty. Lucky Swirl was selected and named by Marjorie Holloway. The vigorous, high yielding regular leaf dwarf plants yield smooth oblate yellow fruit with red swirls, running between 6-14 ounces. The flavor is very reminiscent of many of the well known indeterminate bicolored varieties such as Pineapple and Old German; sweet, mild and very tasty. The release is regular leaf. Involved are Ray South, Marjorie Holloway, Dee Sackett, Robbins Hail, Shawn Conant, Lisa Moore, Willa Osis, Justin Sieglaff, Marsha Eisenberg, Susan Oliverson, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Tanunda Red - 70 days - Soon to be available from Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Tanunda Red was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce excellent yields of smooth oblate red fruit that range from 4-10 ounces. The flavor is rich, well balanced and delicious. Involved - Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Carol Knapp, Sandra Tipton, and Marsha Eisenberg. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

TastyWine - 75 days - Soon to be available from The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross made between Dwarf Wild Fred and Brandywine by Vince Lavallo in 2008 and named Tasty. TastyWine was selected and named by Vince. Essentially a dwarf growing version of Brandywine, the vigorous potato leaf dwarf plants produce plenty of pink smooth oblate tomatoes that range from 6-12 ounces. The intense, rich well balanced flavor resembles Brandywine in quality. Involved - Vince Lavallo, Linda Black, Lurley Hernandez, Craig LeHoullier, Michael Volk, Patrina Nuske Small, Robbins Hail, Shawn Conant, Gina McDermott, Bill Yoder, Nancy Ruhl, Patrick Sullivan, and Sandra Tipton. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Kookaburra Cackle - 70 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, and The Sample Seed Shop. This variety originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Kookaburra Cackle was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce lots of smooth oblate brown (yellow skinned black) fruit with a pleasant flavor that is on the tart side. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Rich Hawksworth, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Wild Spudleaf - 75 days - Soon to be available from Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Spudakee made by Vince Lavallo in 2008 and named Frosty. Dwarf Wild Spudleaf was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous potato leaf dwarf plant produces very good yields of smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) fruit that range between 6-12 ounces smooth oblate purple (clear skinned black) fruit, possessing a rich, well balanced delicious flavor. Involved are Vince Lavallo, Linda Black, Paul Fish, Craig Weber, Robbins Hail, Shawn Conant, Marsha Eisenberg, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Loxton Lad - 70 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Rosella Purple and Orange Heirloom made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 and named Rosy. Loxton Lad was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous, productive regular leaf dwarf plant produces delicious orange smooth oblate fruit that range between 6-16 ounces, with a well balanced, delicious flavor; fruit size runs generally larger than it's cousin, Loxton Lass. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Doug Frank, Shawn Conant, Patrick Sullivan, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Loxton Lass - 70 days - Soon to be available from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATObase, The Sample Seed Shop and the Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated with a cross between Rosella Purple and Orange Heirloom made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 and named Rosy. Loxton Lass was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous, productive regular leaf dwarf plant produces delicious orange smooth oblate fruit that range between 6-12 ounces, with a well balanced, delicious flavor. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Willa Osis, Doug Frank, Sue Bailey, Nancy Ruhl, Shawn Conant, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Crimson Sockeye - Soon to be available from Ted Maiden via Heritage Seed Market. This variety originated from a cross between Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and Rosella Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 and named Tidy. A non-striped, delicious purple tomato was selected by Sue Bailey, and work with Ted Maiden led to the new variety, collaboratively named Dwarf Crimson Sockeye. The vigorous, productive regular leaf dwarf plant produced delicious purple smooth oblate fruit that range between 6-10 ounces, with a rich, balanced flavor. Involved are Patrina Nuske Small, Sue Bailey and Ted Maiden. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Ted Maiden.

+ 2014/15 releses (11)

Dwarf Pink Passion - 65 days - coming soon from Remy's Sample Seed Shop and Tatiana's TOMATO base (double launch). This variety originated with a cross between Anna Banana Russian and Roza Vetrov made by Patrina Nuske Small and named Nosey. Dwarf Pink Passion was selected and named by Linda Black. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium sized (4-6 ounces) strongly heart shaped pink fruit with a delightful, balanced, sweet flavor. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Linda, Charlotte Burk, Sherry Long, Paul Anguiano, Amanda Fischer, Jessica Dubin, Dan Follett, Gina McDermott, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

  • medium sized strong heart shaped pink, nice sweet flavor, very prolific, quite early. From the Nosey line.

Chocolate Lightning - 80 days - coming soon from Victory Seeds, Tatiana's TOMATO base and Remy's Sample Seed Shop (triple launch). This variety originated with a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Beauty King made by Vince Lavallo and named Beauty. Chocolate Lightning was selected and named by Vince. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the taller growing of the new dwarf varieties. The plants produce excellent yields of medium sized (4-8 ounce) smooth, slightly oblate chocolate colored tomatoes with jagged green and gold stripes. The rich crimson flesh has the intense flavor of black tomatoes, with great balance. The Beauty line is very complex and a few surprises could result when growing this variety, with stripes of different colors. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Robin Bort, Susan Oliverson, Lisa Moore, Patrick Sullivan, Bill Yoder, Roberto, Caro del Castillo, Desire Sommers, Jenna D’Amore, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Uluru Ochre - 65 days - coming soon from Tatiana's TOMATO Base and Remy's Sample Seed shop (double launch). This variety originated with a cross between Orange Heirloom and Rosella Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small and named Rosy. Uluru Ochre was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are relatively compact, quite early to produce and prolific. Producing a good yield of medium to medium to large sized (6-12 ounces) oblate uniquely colored tomatoes that are essentially the first "black/orange" we've seen - orange flesh with green overtones, and somewhat amber/orange/green in appearance when whole. The flavor can be a bit variable season to season, but at it's best, is absolutely delicious. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Patrina, Patrick Sullivan, Steve McClaren, Linda Black, Marla McClaren, Ted Maiden, Paul Fish, Lurley Hernandez, Dee Sackett, Ginny Bishton, Sue Bailey, Lisa Moore, Sherry Shiesl, Simone Pennig, Amanda Fischer, Sandra Tipton and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Sweet Scarlet Dwarf - 75 days - coming soon from Heritage Tomato Seed. This variety originated with a cross between Elbe and Golden Dwarf Champion made by Patrina Nuske Small and named Tipsy. Sweet Scarlet Dwarf was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier. The vigorous dwarf potato leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium to medium large sized (6-16 ounces) oblate, smooth red fruit, possessing a superb, intense, complex flavor – one of the very best flavored of all of the new Dwarf varieties. Due to the challenge of stabilizing the dominant color (red), don’t be surprised if you find an occasional plant producing yellow or orange fruit; be sure to try them, because they will likely be just as delicious. (Dwarf Blazing Beauty is the orange release from this line, and the yellow, Dwarf Golden Gypsy, is on the way soon!). Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Jon Schmuck, Susan Oliverson, Michael Volk, Susan Barber, Patrina Nuske Small, Steve McClaren, Marla McClaren, Dee Sackett, Scott Stough, Ginny Bishton, Wendy Montanez, Amanda Fischer, Linda Black, Bobby Whicker, Kathy Wolfe, Paul Fish, and Kay Robbins. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Fred's Tie Dye - 75 days - coming soon from Tatiana's TOMATO Base and Remy's Sample Seed Shop (double launch). This variety originated with a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye made by Vince Lavallo and named Messy. Fred’s Tie Dye was selected and named by Vince. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the taller growing of the dwarfs. Producing a good yield of medium to medium sized (5-6 ounce average) round purple tomatoes with jagged gold and green stripes and the deep crimson flesh of black tomatoes, Fred’s Tie Dye has a rich, intense, balanced flavor. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Vince Lavallo, Lyne Rancourt, Ted Maiden, Lisa Moore, Connie Dockler, Richard Watson, Gina McDermott, Bill Yoder, Simone Pennig, Scott Stough, Donna Marie Kudrak, Marsha Eisenberg, Antoniette Koshykar, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Purple Heart - 70 days - coming soon from Remy's Sample Seed Shop, Victory Seeds and Tatiana's TOMATO base (triple launch). This variety originated with a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Brad’s Black Heart made by Vince Lavallo and named Porky. Dwarf Purple Heart was selected and named by Vince. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the most spreading and branching of the dwarf varieties. Producing heavy yields of medium to medium large sized (6-16 ounces) heart shaped purple tomatoes, Dwarf Purple Heart has delicious deep crimson flesh with a well-balanced flavor. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Linda Black, Patrina Nuske Small, Amanda Fischer, Robbins Hail , Lisa Moore, Lurley Hernandez, Paul Fish, Kenny Jacobs, Stuart Pollack, Jessica Dubin, John Graham, Stephanie McVeigh, Antoniette Koshykar, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Banksia Queen - 80 days - coming soon from Victory Seeds. This variety originated with a cross between Elbe and Golden Dwarf Champion made by Patrina Nuske Small and named Tipsy. Banksia was selected and named by Patrina Nuske Small. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the taller growing of the dwarfs. Producing a good yield of medium to medium large sized (6-12 ounces) oblate bright yellow tomatoes, with occasional lobing, Banksia Queen has delicious juicy pale yellow flesh with a good balance of sweet and tart. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Patrina, Jon Schmuck, Gary Woods, Susan Oliverson, Bill Yoger, Susan Dzejachok, Danny Lee Turner, Shawn Connant, and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Summer Sweet Gold - 80 days - (what this really is, is Summertime Gold reselected or improved, but to avoid confusion, it is getting a distinct name) - coming soon from Heritage Tomato Seeds. The original release of Summertime Gold showed too much of a similarity to Dwarf Mr. Snow, likely due to some lingering segregation of genes. Selection work carried out by Craig LeHoullier and Lee Newman resulted in this improved version, which we are naming Summer Sweet Gold, which is exactly what we hoped for with the original release of Summertime Gold. One of the best flavored of all of the dwarfs, the plentiful medium large (most in the 6-10 ounce range), smooth oblate fruit are produced on vigorous potato leaf Dwarf plants. The medium yellow tomatoes, often showing a pale pink blossom end blush, have an intense, wonderful and memorable flavor. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Dwarf Golden Heart - 70 days - coming soon from Remy's Sample Seed Shop. This variety originated with a cross between Anna Banana Russian and Roza Vetrov made by Patrina Nuske Small and named Nosey. Dwarf Golden Heart was selected and named by Linda Black. The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium to medium large sized (4-10 ounces) blunt heart shaped medium yellow fruit with a more pale colored flesh, possessing a delightful, balanced, sweet flavor. Dwarf Golden Heart was selected and named by Linda Black. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Lurley Hernandez, Christy Shedd, Dan Follett, Jason Ford, Paul Fish, Linda Stormes and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Bundaberg Rumball - 60 days - coming soon from Tatiana's TOMATO Base. This variety originated with a cross between Black from Tula and Budai made by Patrina Nuske Small and named Grumpy. Bundaberg Rumball was selected and named by Richard Allen. The vigorous but relatively compact dwarf regular leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium to medium small sized (2-3 ounces) round chocolate colored fruit with delightful, balanced, sweet flavor. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety are Patrina, Howard Kushner, Carol Knapp, Ted Maiden, Christy Shedd, Amanda Fischer and Craig LeHoullier. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

Sarandipity - 65 days - coming soon from Victory Seeds. This variety originated with a cross between Black Zebra and a pink selection of the Cheeky family, made by Ray South and named Streaky (Cheeky’s lineage is Golden Dwarf Champion crossed with Cherokee Chocolate by Patrina Nuske Small – this is therefore quite a complex lineage). Sarandipity was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier after his daughter Sara. The vigorous, relatively compact dwarf regular leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium to medium small sized (2-4 ounce) round chocolate fruit with vertical green stripes. The firm deep crimson flesh is mild and sweet, and the productivity and fruit size and texture make this a great canning or grilling variety. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new Dwarf variety areTessa Millesse, Paul Fish, Susan Oliverson, Ginny Bishton, Patrina Nuske Small, Amanda Fischer, Marla McClaren, Marsha Eisenberg, Carol Knapp, and Jason Ford. The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.

There are some double and triple releases due to the quantity of seeds - see above!

colors - yellow - 3, orange/green (unique!) - 1, brown with green stripes - 2, purple with green stripes - 1, purple heart shaped - 1, pink heart shaped - 1, red - 1, brown - 1

+ 2014 releases (8)

Rosella Crimson - 70 days - first offered by Remy's Sample Seed Shop and Heritage Tomato Seeds (dual release) - early to midseason regular leaf Dwarf, producing medium to medium large oblate fruit that have clear skin and red flesh, hence are a pink variety. Vigorous and productive, the flavor is excellent to outstanding, in some seasons approaching Brandywine in quality. A member of the Sleep family (Budai X Stump of the World), Rosella Crimson is the collaborative work of primarily Patrina Nuske Small (who named it), Craig LeHoullier, Linda Black, Denise Sackett, Justin Morse, Bill Minkey, with input from many others.

Chocolate Champion - 70 days- first offered by Remy's Sample Seed Shop and Jeff Casey's Heirloom Seeds (dual release!) - midseason regular dwarf Dwarf producing medium to medium large oblate chocolate brown fruit and lots of them. The flavor is nicely balanced and very tasty, and both appearance and flavor resemble Cherokee Chocolate. A member of the Cheeky Dwarf family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Cherokee Chocolate), Chocolate Champion is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Ray South (who named it), David Lockwood, Denise Bath, Bill Yoder, Mark Gladney, Ruth TenBrink, Craig LeHoullier and Bill Minkey.

Big Green Dwarf - 70 days - first offered by Heritage Tomato Seeds and Tatiana's TOMATObase (dual release) - midseason regular leaf Dwarf, producing medium to medium large oblate fruit that retain green flesh when ripe but develop an amber skin like Cherokee Green; nice, well balanced, medium intensity flavor. A member of the Cheeky Dwarf family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Cherokee Chocolate), Big Green Dwarf is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Marjorie Holloway (who named it), Craig LeHoullier and Bill Minkey.

Wherokowhai - 75 days - first offered by Heritage Tomato Seeds and Tatiana's TOMATbase (co-launch) - midseason potato leaf Dwarf and our first bicolored offering, name pronounced "fer-dow-co-fi", a native New Zealand Maori word (the variety was named by New Zealand project member Richard Watson). The medium to medium large, oblate fruit are yellow with red swirls with an outstanding flavor, and can be considered a dwarf version of one of its parents, Lucky Cross. A member of the Dizzy family (Dwarf Russian Swirl, out of the Dopey family, X Lucky Cross), Wherokowhai is the collaborative work of Ray South, Richard Watson (who named it), Craig LeHoullier, Martha Hufford, Soren Linnemann, Lyn Rancourt, Patrina Nuske Small, Michael Volk, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, Bill Minkey and Willa Osis.

Dwarf Blazing Beauty - 75 days - first offered by Heritage Tomato Seeds and Tatiana's TOMATbase (co-launch) - mid to late midseason; our first orange dwarf project release, produced on a vigorous potato leaf Dwarf plant. The fruit are medium to medium large, smooth oblate and a deep orange in and out. The flavor sparkles with an ample tart bite and is quite intense, resembling very much one of its parents, Elbe. A member of the Tipsy family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Elbe), Dwarf Blazing Beauty is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier (who named it), John Schmuch, Amanda Fischer, Bill Yoder, Dee Sackett, Doug Frank, and Susan Oliverson

Boronia - 65 days - first offered by Heritage Tomato Seeds, Knapp's and Tatiana's TOMATbase (tri-launch!) - early midseason to midseason, regular leaf Dwarf producing lots of medium to medium large, oblate purple fruit with a delicious, intense flavor that in some seasons approaches Cherokee Purple in quality. A member of the Happy family (New Big Dwarf X Paul Robeson), Boronia is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small (who named it), Gina McDermott, Tanya Kucak, David Lockwood, Craig LeHoullier, Sherry Shiesl, Carol Knapp, Michael Volk and Bill Minkey.

Sean's Yellow Dwarf - 65 days - first offered by Tania's TOMATObase - early-mid season regular leaf Dwarf producing lots of smooth medium sized oblate bright yellow fruit with a very pale yellow interior, with a refreshing, bright delicious flavor. A member of the Witty family (Budai X Cherokee Green), Sean's Yellow Dwarf is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Lee Newman (who named it after his friend, Sean, in whose garden it first appeared), Linda Stormes, Ginny Bishton, Ruth TenBrink and Craig LeHoullier.

Sweet Adelaide - 70 days - first offered by Jeff Casey's heirloom seed company and Sample Seed Shop (dual release) - midseason regular leaf Dwarf, producing medium to medium large oblate pink fruit with a balanced, delicious flavor. It is a vigorous and productive variety that makes a wonderful slicing tomato. A member of the Happy family (New Big Dwarf X Paul Robeson), Sweet Adelaide is the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small (who named it), Jeff Casey, Craig LeHoullier, David Lockwood, Lurley Hernandez, Ted Maiden, Doug Frank, Damon Huck,Tanya Kucak, and Bill Minkey, with input from many others.

+ 2012 releases (4)

Dwarf Kelly Green - 75 days - First offered to the public in 2012 by Remy's Sample Seed Shop (link to be provided once it is listed). Dwarf Kelly Green is a product of the Dwarf Tomato Project, originating in the Sneezy family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Green Giant, cross made by Patrina in 2005). The tomato originated as a selection of Barossa Fest 2 (which was selected and named by Patrina), found and named by Craig in 2007 after Sue's beloved uncle, Edward Kelly, who had recently passed away. Dwarf Kelly Green is an indeterminate regular leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5 feet tall by the end of the growing season, and produce nearly round green-fleshed, clear skinned fruit in the 3-6 ounce range. The fruit have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor. Dwarf Kelly Green seems to be quite disease tolerant and one of the more prolific of the new Dwarf varieties. Primary work on Dwarf Kelly Green was done by Craig, Patrina, and Michael Volk, with additional help from Lawrence Andris (Australia) and Sherry Long (Alaska). Ted Maiden did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release. Information on the Dwarf Tomato Project can be found on its own website - here - as well as Craig's website, here.

Dwarf Arctic Rose - 60 days - first offered to the public in 2012 by Jeff Casey's tomato seed company (link to be provided once it is listed). Developed between 2006-2012 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Grumpy. Sherry Shiesl and Susan Bailey of Alaska carried out the majority of the selection work on this new variety, which was named collaboratively by them in 2011. Early to mid season. Regular leaf, dark green rugose foliage, stout central stem, grows to 3 feet tall - relatively compact for a Dwarf project release. Fruit are smooth and round to oblate, ranging from 3-8 ounces, and ripen pink (clear skin, red interior). Flavor is well balanced and delicious. Ted Maiden grew out the F8 seed that will be sent to the vendor for release. Information on the Dwarf Tomato Project can be found on its own website - here - as well as Craig's website, here.

Dwarf Sweet Sue - 80 days - First offered to the public in 2012 by Heritage Tomato Seeds (link to be provided once it is listed). Dwarf Sweet Sue is a product of the Dwarf Tomato Project, originating in the Sneezy family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Green Giant, cross made by Patrina in 2005). The tomato originated as a selection of Summertime Gold 3 (which was selected and named by David Lockwood), found and named by Craig in 2007 after his wife, Susan (who loved the tomato and is very sweet!) Dwarf Sweet Sue is an indeterminate potato leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5 feet tall by the end of the growing season, and produced variably shaped (oblate to round), smooth, bright yellow fruit in the 5-10 ounce range, that take on a pronounced pink blossom end blush when very ripe. The fruit have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor with particularly sweet overtones. Dwarf Sweet Sue seems to be quite disease tolerant and one of the more prolific of the new Dwarf varieties. Primary work on Dwarf Sweet Sue was done by Craig, David, Patrina, Michael Volk, and Susan Anderson, with additional help from Russell Pietzch (Australia), Stephanie Gernert, Martha Hufford, Ruth TenBrink, Paul Fish, and Carol Knapp. Ted Maiden did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release. Information on the Dwarf Tomato Project can be found on its own website - here - as well as Craig's website, here.

Summer Sunrise - 80 days - First offered to the public in 2012 by Gleckler Seedsmen (link to be provided once it is listed). Summer Sunrise is a product of the Dwarf Tomato Project, originating in the Sneezy family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Green Giant, cross made by Patrina in 2005). The tomato originated as a selection of Summertime Gold 1 (selected and named by David Lockwood), found and named by David after some selection work carried out by he and Susan Anderson. Summer Sunrise is an indeterminate potato leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5 feet tall by the end of the growing season, and produce medium to medium large smooth oblate bright yellow fruit with a pronounced blossom end blush. Summer Sunrise is distinguished from the similar Summertime Gold by having larger seed locules, larger seed, a slightly more pronounced blush, and slightly different flavor nuances. The fruit of Summer Sunrise have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor. The plant seems to be quite disease tolerant and yields quite well throughout the season. Primary work on Summer Sunrise was done by David, Susan, Neil Lockhart and Justin Morse, with additional help from Craig. Ted Maiden did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release.

+ 2011 releases (4)

Perth Pride - 65 days - first offered to the public in 2011 by Tania's Tomatobase. Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between New Big Dwarf and Paul Robeson, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Happy. This tomato was selected and named by Tessa Millesse who lives in Perth, Western Australia. I grew out vial 2782, F5 seed to get the representative sample, F6 seed, 10-46, which was sent to Ted Maiden; he grew it out and this commercial sample, F7 vial 3132, was sent to Tatiana. Indeterminate regular leaf dwarf, mid season, fruit is perfectly round and ranges 3 - 5 ounces, smooth, purple color (like Cherokee Purple). Flavor is full and rich with a distinct refreshing tartness.

Iditarod Red - 60 days - first offered to the public in 2011 by Tania's Tomatobase. Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Grumpy. A selection grown by Richard Allen of Australia was sent to Sue Bailey of Alaska, who found and named Iditarod Red, after the world class dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Early to mid season. Regular leaf, dark green rugose foliage, stout central stem. Fruit are smooth and round, with some showing a nippled blossom end, ranging from 3-4 ounces, and ripen to red (the color of Nepal or Aker's West Virginia). Flavor is well balanced and pleasant. The commercial sample was grown out by Ted from F6 vial 3060 - Ted's F7, in vial 3135, was sent to Tania.

Yukon Quest - 60 days - first offered to the public in 2011 by Tania's Tomatobase. Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Grumpy. A selection grown by Richard Allen of Australia was sent to Susan Bailey of Alaska, who found and named Yukon Quest. Early to mid season. Regular leaf, dark green rugose foliage, stout central stem, grows to 3 feet tall. Fruit are smooth and round to oblate, ranging from 3-6 ounces, and ripen pink (the color of Brandywine). Flavor is well balanced and pleasant. Ted grew out F6 seed, vial 3061, to provide the commercial material, F7, vial 3134, which was sent to Tatiana.

Sleeping Lady - 60 days - first offered to the public in 2011 by Tania's Tomatobase. This new variety originated from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Grumpy. The variety was selected and named after the Legend of the Sleeping Lady by Sherry Shiesl of Alaska. Early to mid season. Regular leaf, dark green rugose foliage, stout central stem, grows to 3' tall. Fruit are smooth and round to oblate, ranging from 3-6 ounces, and ripen to a chocolate/mahogany color (the color of Cherokee Chocolate or Paul Robeson). Flavor is well balanced and pleasant. Sleeping Lady seems to be particularly prolific in comparison with most of the other new Dwarf project varieties. Ted provided the commercial sample as F7 seeds, vial 3133, which was sent to Tania.

+ 2010 releases (9)

Dwarf Jade Beauty - 70 days from transplant - first offered to the public in 2010 by Sandhill Preservation. Developed from a cross made by Patrina between Golden Dwarf Champion and Green Giant (the hybrid was named Sneezy). I grew out vial 2820, F9 seed which I got from Reinhard Kraft and is the CV seed source. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate potato leaf dwarf, more "vertical" and rugose than Jade Beauty, first ripe fruit in 67 days, plant still healthy and producing. Yield moderate (wasn't in the best location, partially shaded). Fruit is perfectly round and consistently 3 ounces, smooth, green with a very pale pink blossom end when very ripe. Flavor balanced and very good, consistent 7.5 out of 10. This performed as expected. I am saving F10 seed as vial 11-23.

Dwarf Beryl Beauty - 70 days - first offered to the public in 2010 by Victory Seeds. I grew out vial 2812, F9 seed, which I got from Bill Minkey and is the CV seed source. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate potato leaf dwarf, foliage not as rugose as Jade Beauty and plant a bit more spreading, first ripe fruit in 85 days, which is a bit late - it was pretty much shaded and heat aborted the first cluster. Plant is still healthy and now starting to produce well. Yield moderate, fruit perfectly round and consistently in the 3-5 ounce range, a bit larger than Jade Beauty, smooth, green with a pale pink blossom end. Flavor balanced and excellent, around 8 out of 10. This performed as expected - am saving F10 seed as vial 11-25.

Dwarf Emerald Giant - 75 days - first offered to the public in 2010 by Victory Seeds. I grew out vial 2818, F8 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is the CV seed source - as well as vial 3040, F8 seed which I got from Suze. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate potato leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 77 days and 69 days for the two plantings (77 days for the plant a bit more shaded). Plants are still healthy and producing well. Yield very good, fruit are oblate but smooth and quite regular, in the 8 - 12 ounce range with a few larger, green with just a hint of pale pink blush on the blossom end of some fruit. Flavor is balanced and excellent, in the 8 out of 10 range. This exceeded my flavor expectations - it is really a great tomato and a worthy alternative to Green Giant in terms of getting the same eating experience, fruit size and color in an easier to maintain plant. F9 seed is saved in vials 11-24 and 11-146. My feeling is that the two are essentially identical.

Summertime Green - 75 days - First offered to the public in 2010 by Tomato Growers Supply. I grew out vial 2817, F9 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is one of the CV seed sources - as well as vial 2821, F9 seed which I got from Reinhard Kraft and is also one of the CV seed sources, and 3038, F9 seed from Suze. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate regular leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 74 days and 66 days for the two plantings (74 days for the plant a bit more shaded); no ripe fruit yet from 3038, as the first planting died due to wilt and was replaced. Plants are still healthy and producing well. Yield very good, fruit are oblate but smooth and quite regular, in the 8 - 12 ounce range with a few larger, green with just a hint of pale pink blush on the blossom end of some fruit. The fruit shape can be a bit more irregular and lobed than Dwarf Emerald Giant this year. Flavor is balanced and excellent in the 8 out of 10 range. This matched my flavor expectations - it is really a great tomato and a worthy alternative to Aunt Ruby's German Green in terms of getting the same eating experience, fruit size and color in an easier to maintain plant. F10 seed is saved in vials 11-42 and 11-137. My feeling is that the two I've tasted are essentially identical, and assume the same will be true for the third.

Rosella Purple - 65 days - first offered to the public in 2010 by Victory Seeds. I grew out vial 2814, F8 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is the CV seed source - as well as vial 2822, F8 seed which I got from Reinhard Kraft and is also a CV seed source, 2826, F8 seed from ddsack as the one with the closest description of her growouts, and 3039, F8 seed from Suze . Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Semi-determinate regular leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 65, 88, 67 and 58 days respectively - the shorter length with the best location and longest day with the worst. Two of the plants are still healthy and producing well, and two others are now struggling but still alive. Yield very good, fruit are oblate but smooth and quite regular, in the 6 - 10 ounce range with a few larger, a nice rich deep purple exterior and rich crimson interior, small seed locules. Flavor is balanced and excellent, with some in the 9 out of 10 range, amongst the best tomatoes we've tasted this year and pretty much equal to Cherokee Purple. This exceeded my flavor expectations - it is really a great tomato and a worthy alternative to Cherokee Purple in terms of getting the same eating experience, fruit size and color in an easier to maintain plant. F9 seed is saved in vials 11-32, 11-29, 11-33 and 11-151. The plants that were in the same general locations performed pretty much identically - my feeling is that all four of these selections are pretty much the same. It will be interesting to see how this one performs for people, since I think the variety may be a bit more sensitive to climate/conditions than the Sneezy family varieties.

Tasmanian Chocolate - 65 days - First offered to the public in 2010 by Victory Seeds. I grew out vial 2813, F6 seed which I got from Reinhard Kraft and is the CV seed source. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Semi -determinate regular leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 60 days, but got something akin to Tomato Spotted Wilt - stunted and killed the plant after one large, nice fruit. Yield could not be judged because of this, but typically is a heavy yielder. Fruit was oblate and 7 ounces and brown (a yellow skinned black variety). Flavor balanced and very good, best example I've tasted, and came in at 7.5. This performed better in the flavor department, though the early demise was a disappointment. I saved F7 seed as vial 11-34. I also grew out F6 selection vial 2852, grown by Paul Fish in 2010. This plant did much better performance wise and is still pretty healthy and producing fruit. Fruits tend to be oblate, at around 6 ounces, and brown in color, with the same good flavor, at 7.5. F7 seeds are saved as 11-136. I consider these to be essentially the same. This is a good variety to get out as a medium to medium large, oblate brown tomato, with its main questions being disease tolerance. There are better flavored brown tomatoes coming along, but I anxiously await hearing how customers liked this one.

Summertime Gold - 80 days - First offered to the public in 2010 by Sandhill Preservation. I grew out vial 2816, F8 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is one of the CV seed sources - as well as vial 3035, F9 seed from Suze. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate potato leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 83 days and 69 days for the two plantings (83 days for the plant a bit more shaded). Plants are still healthy and producing well. Yield very good to excellent, fruit are oblate but smooth and quite regular, in the 6-8 ounce range with a few larger, pale nearly waxy yellow with a hint of pale pink blush on the blossom end of some fruit which darkens on sitting on the shelf. Flavor is balanced and excellent in the 8 out of 10 range, with sweetness predominating, but the flavor is quit intense, not mild - there are small seed cavities sprinkled throughout and the seeds are small. This matched my flavor expectations - it is really a great tomato.

Dwarf Mr. Snow - 80 days - First offered to the public in 2010 by Victory Seeds. I grew out vial 2819, F7 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is one of the CV seed sources - as well as vial 3041, F7 seed which I got from Suze. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate potato leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 82 days and 68 days for the two plantings (82 days for the plant a bit more shaded). Plants are still healthy and producing well. Yield very good, fruit are oblate but smooth and quite regular, in the 6-8 ounce range with a few larger, ivory with a pale pink blush on the blossom end of some fruit for 2819, and smooth, medium green for 3041, which is a surprise! Flavor is just outstanding - balanced, intense, in the 8.5 out of 10 range. This matched my flavor expectations - it is really a great tomato - both in the expected white, and surprising green colored fruit. F8 see of the expected white is saved in vial 11-31 and the green in vial 11-149. It may be well worth working on stabilizing the green - perhaps we can call it Dwarf Mr. Green Genes!

Dwarf Wild Fred - 70 days - First offered to the public in 2010 by Tomato Growers Supply. I grew out vial 2815, F7 seed which I got from Bill Minkey and is the CV seed source. Plant habit and leaf shape as expected - Indeterminate regular leaf dwarf, first ripe fruit in 66 days. Plant succumbed to wilt a few weeks ago and has been pulled. Yield was fair, but fruit set was good and if it hadn't become sick would have yielded well. Fruit are oblate, smooth and a bit irregular, in the 8-10 ounce range with a few larger, and a nice even purple. Flavor was balanced and excellent in the 8 out of 10 range. This exceeded my flavor expectations; though not quite in the same category as Rosella Purple, it is a fine variety. The F8 seed is saved in vials 11-35.