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Dwarf Tomatoes

Dwarf (Tree Type) tomatoes from The Dwarf Tomato Project. I grew 6 of them in 2016 and was very impressed with most of them. They are perfect for a small space gardener who wants a slicer instead of the smaller tomatoes that are usually produced by most determinate tomatoes.

This class of tomatoes exhibits characteristics of both determinate and indeterminate types. Historically called “tree-type,” they are now commonly referred to as" dwarfs". Tree-type tomato plants have very thick main stems with minimal branching. Their foliage can be either regular or potato leaf but in either case, are rugose (e.g. dark green in color and crinkly in texture). Due to their slow growth rate, they appear from a distance to be determinate achieving three to four feet in height. However, like indeterminate, they continue to set fruit throughout the growing season. Compact and everbearing, what a great combination! hey come in many color, shapes and sizes.

I bought the majority of my seeds for these Dwarfs from Tatianas Tomatobase, Victory Seeds and Tomatofest. They are available in limited varieties from other oine seed companies. (And borrowed some pics for those I haven’t grown yet.)

These are wonderful for containers as long as they have enough sunlight. Remember that  ripening times are  from the time of transplanting into the garden.

DWARF  ADELAIDE FESTIVAL

Adelaide Festival was selected and named by Patrina after the fireworks celebrating the Adelaide Festival of Arts in her home city. It is a mid-season regular leaf variety, yielding rich purple tomatoes with green vertical stripes that ripen to olive-gold

DWARF BRANDYFRED

BrandyFred is a potato leaf dwarf variety that produces oblate medium to medium large fruit that ripen to a dusky rose purple hue. The flavor is well balanced and intense, and the variety is quite prolific.

DWARF BUDDY'S HEART

BrandyFred is a potato leaf dwarf variety that produces oblate medium to medium large fruit that ripen to a dusky rose purple hue. The flavor is well balanced and intense, and the variety is quite prolific.


DWARF BEAUTY KING

BrandyFred is a potato leaf dwarf variety that produces oblate medium to medium large fruit that ripen to a dusky rose purple hue. The flavor is well balanced and intense, and the variety is quite prolific.


DWARF CAITYDID

New variety, developed by members of the "Dwarf Tomato Project". Vigorous, rugose, regular leaf, tree-type compact plants. Produces lots of medium to large, smooth, oblate-shaped, yellow tomatoes with red swirls. The flavor is well balanced and delicious.


DWARF FIREBIRD SWEET

Developed by the Dwarf Tomato Project. Vigorous, rugose regular leaf, compact plants. Fruits are crimson-pink color with golden-yellow stripes, oblate shaped and slightly flattened. Juicy and sweet with well-balanced flavor. Good production


DWARF FRED'S TYE-DYE

Dwarf (tree-type) plants with rugose regular leaf foliage produce medium sized round purple tomatoes with jagged gold and green stripes and the deep crimson flesh of black tomatoes. 5-6 oz. Rich, intense, and balanced flavor. I grew these last year and thought the taste was very good. Good for a large container. 3 - 4 feet tall



DWARF CHOCOLATE LIGHTENING

Produces 4-8 oz., medium-sized, chocolate-brown, slightly-oblate, slicers with jagged green and gold stripes. The rich crimson flesh has intense and well-balanced flavors. Some plants throw out purple/black striped fruits. Taller than some of the other dwarfs, may need staking.



DWARF GOLDEN GYPSY

Dwarf Golden Gypsy is a mid-season potato leaf dwarf with heavy yields of medium to large smooth oblate yellow fruit in the 8 – 10 oz range. Pale yellow flesh with an intense and refreshing flavor. Plants reach about 3-4 ft by the end of the season.


DWARF MAIDEN'S KISS

Dawrf (tree-type) large regular leaf plant with a high yield of red fruit that are mostly fat plum shaped, some round fruits, 3-8 oz, very good flavor, quite juicy. Good for a large container.


DWARF MR. SNOW

Dwarf plants with rugose potato leaf, flattened beefsteaks with pale yellow color inside and out, very meaty flesh with small seed cavities and not many seeds. Nice sweet flavor with hints of citrus. Some fruits have a pale pink blush on the blossom end. Good for a large container. 3 - 4 feet tall  


DWARF LUCKY SWIRL

A rugose, regular leaf variety that produces medium-large (five to twenty ounce), yellow and red bi-color fruits. The fruits are smooth, slightly ribbed, oblate in shape, juicy and meaty with a nice mild and sweet flavor. This is another tomato bred by The Dwarf Tomato Project


DWARF PINK PASSION

A regular leaf dwarf variety that produces heart shaped medium sized fruit that ripen to a crimson pink color. The flavor is well balanced and sweet, and the variety is very prolific.

DWARF ROSELLA PURPLE

Rosella Purple is a regular leaf dwarf variety that produces oblate medium to medium large fruit that ripen to a dusky rose purple color. The flavor is well balanced and intense, and the plant is prolific.


DWARF RUSSIAN SWIRL

Vigorous dwarf (tree-type) plants with regular leaf rugose foliage. Excelent yields of smooth oblate yellow tomatoes with red swirls and streaks, 6-12 oz. The flavor is well balanced and tasty, reminiscent of the best bicolor types Good for a large container. 3 - 4 feet tall


DWARF PURPLE HEART

Dwarf Purple Heart is a regular leaf dwarf variety that produces heart shaped medium to medium large fruit that ripen to a dusky rose purple hue. Flavor is well balanced and intense, and prolific.


DWARF SCARLET HEART

Dwarf Scarlet Heart is a mid-season regular leaf dwarf producing abundant small to medium 4-6 oz tasty meaty red hearts. Plants are compact at around 3 ft and have a wispy-leaf version of dwarf .

SWEET SCARLET

(This is my hand) These vigorous, potato leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium to medium large sized, 6-8 oz., oblate, smooth red fruit, with a complex flavor. Said to be one of the best flavored of the "Dwarf" varieties. Don't be surprised if it produces a yellow or orange fruit. It will likely be as good as the red. Good for a large container.  3 - 4 feet tall  Mid-season


DWARF SWEET SUE

Dwarf Sweet Sue is a potato leaf dwarf variety that produces round to oblate medium sized fruit that ripen to bright yellow with a pink blossom end blush. The flavor is outstanding; well balanced and sweet.


DWARF SUMMER SWEET GOLD

This variety is one of the best flavored of all of the dwarfs. The plentiful, medium large, smooth, oblate fruit are produced on vigorous, rugose, potato leaf dwarf plants. The medium yellow tomatoes, often showing a pale pink blossom end blush, have an intense, wonderful and memorable flavor. These are part of the Dwarf Tomato Project. M