Dwarf Tomato Project

Low maintenance dwarf tomato plants

 

Community driven and delicious

 

The Dwarf Tomato Project has been going (and growing) for over 10 years, with growers participating all around the world.

 

Our goal is to create delicious tomatoes of all flavour and size variations on compact, easy-to-maintain dwarf tomato plants.

Sturdy, attractive, productive!

  • Plants vary in height from 60-140cm (2 to 4.5 feet) depending on which variety is selected.
  • Dark and dense crinkly (rugose) foliage, thick central stem.
  • Tomatoes of all sizes and shapes, including some large fruits up to around 500 grams (18 ounces).
  • A broad range of flavours – sweet, tangy, fruity, and even a hint of saltiness – something to please everyone.
  • Fruit colours include green-when-ripes, bi-colours, stripes, blacks (purple or brown), pink, red, yellow, orange, white/ivory.
  • Easy to grow in pots, on balconies, or wherever space is limited.

The Dwarf Tomato Project grew out of a comment made in a Tomato Forum at Gardenweb when Craig LeHoullier lamented the fact that the dwarf category in tomatoes was very restricted. He suggested it would be good to cross dwarfs with heirlooms to remedy this situation and mentioned New Big Dwarf being listed in a 1915 Isbell Seed Catalogue which noted how the variety was developed by crossing Dwarf Champion (known since the late 1800s) with the largest known tomato at that time, Ponderosa. Patrina thought this sounded like a fun thing to do and decided to have a go at crossing some dwarfs with heirlooms in her next summer season in Australia.

By the end of 2005 Patrina had successfully made 8 crosses and she and Craig decided to use this material to start a project where anyone (who wanted to help grow the many generations that would be needed to stabilise new varieties) could volunteer to grow some plants. The goal was to create a selection of tastes, colours and sizes that would equal heirloom varieties with plants having an advantage of being  more compact and therefore more manageable. Volunteers were given the opportunity to name any new novel dwarf tomato type they discovered in appreciation for helping in the project.

In January 2006 the project was given a dedicated section in a new tomato forum by the site owner of Tomatoville which became a home for the project. Forum members signed up each season to help grow the many generations of each 'family' which is how we identified each cross using names taken from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and inventing new names as needed. These were working names used for reporting results each season in the forum until the best tasting and performing varieties were selected and given names by the volunteers who discovered them.

Each year further breeding added more 'families' as other people started having a go at cross pollinating heirlooms with dwarfs, or dwarfs with dwarfs. By 2019 the project had released over 100 new dwarf varieties of various tomato colours, sizes and shapes, and after discovering the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), and with agreement of project participants, ALL varieties were designated as OSSI varieties. This means that seeds are sold or shared with the following pledge:

The OSSI pledge - You have the freedom to use these OSSI- Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.

Forum members who have also contributed their crosses since 2006 are Bruce Bradshaw, Vince Lavello, Ray South, Lee Newman, Sherry Long, Soren Linnemann, and more recently Craig LeHoullier, so the dwarf category in tomatoes is expanding and will possibly grow exponentially going forward. At around half the size of regular tomato plants, the need is greater now than ever before with many people wanting to grow their own food yet often having limited space to do so. If you want  the size, colour, taste and texture of heirloom tomatoes on plants that are half their size, grow some varieties from the Dwarf Tomato Project!

References: 

https://www.dwarftomatoproject.net/

https://www.craiglehoullier.com/

© Dwarf Tomato Project 2018  (Copy taken from the https://www.dwarftomatoproject.net/about/ 11.02.2022)

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Very early red low-height tomato. 45 days from transplanting. Sour and sweet.

SKU: Arctic Rose ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Very early, 45 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Determinant
4,08 €
Very yield and very delicious green tomato. Height about 150cm, mid-season.
SKU: Beryl Beauty ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Green ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
Purpl-brown fruits, high yield, quite delicious, early.
SKU: Bundaberg Rumball ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Purple ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Very delicious pinkish-red larger fruit, medium growth, 120cm. mid-season, 75 days of transplanting.
SKU: Dwarf Wild Fred ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Pink ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks:
4,08 €
Average growth (150cm) red orange stripes tomato. The fruits of the middle to larger, juicy and tasty sour tamagasy.
SKU: Firebird Sweet ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Orange ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05
4,08 €
Green smaller or medium-sized tasty and sweet fruit. Ca 120 cm. 70 days of transplanting.
SKU: Dwarf Jade Beauty ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Green ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
Very early pink-red low-average tomato. Ca 100cm.
SKU: Yukon Quest ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Very early, 45 days from transplanting ,   Look: Pink ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks:
4,08 €
Reddish-brown medium-sized fruit with low-average diatoms. Tasty and yielding, suitable for miraculous sandwich.
SKU: Wild Spudleaf ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Great fruit red-yellow riby low-average (100cm) tomato from New Zealand. Very delicious. 75 days of transplanting.
SKU: Wherokowhai ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks:
4,08 €
Reds with green stripes with larger fruit. Medium height.
SKU: Tennessee Suited ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Green ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
Pink large fruits, dwarf tomatoes. Very delicious.
SKU: TastyWine ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Pink ,   Fruit size: Big (400gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05
4,08 €
Very fruitful and tasty fruit dwarf. Ca 100 to 120cm. Early.
SKU: Tasmanian Chocolate ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
Medium-sized or larger bright fruits. Medium height, about 120cm, 75 days of transplanting. "Genuine red tomato"
SKU: Sweet Scarlet Dwarf ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05
4,08 €
Golden yellowed with medium-sized very delicious fruits. 120cm. mid-season.
SKU: Dwarf Golden Gypsy ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05
4,08 €
Dark red, high yield and delicious not-so-tall 100cm dwarf.
SKU: Boronia ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Purple ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Semideterminant
4,08 €
Yellow large and juicy fruits of the average growth (120cm) plant. 80 days from transplanting.
SKU: Caitydid ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Semideterminant
4,08 €
Large yellow-white sweet sandwich sandwiches. Plant height ca 150cm. Yield and very sweet.
SKU: Sweet Sue ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: White ,   Fruit size: Big (400gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Red-orange striped beauty. Large tasty and juicy fruits with medium height on the plant.
SKU: Dwarf Confetti ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Compact and the harbor plant gives a lot & scaron; a chopping color with sweet mild tasting beautiful fruits.
SKU: Sarandipity Dwarf ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
75P, a deminant low-average (120cm) large-fruited tomato. Yield and delicious.
SKU: Fred's Tie Dye Dwarf ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Purple ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Determinant
4,08 €
indeterminant growth, low-average growth. Large pink juicy fruits, abundant and balanced with excellent taste.
SKU: BrandyFred Dwarf ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Pink ,   Fruit size: Big (400gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Heart-shaped orange-yellow-white green shoulders. Early, 60p transplanting.
SKU: Lemon Ice Dwarf ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: White ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
mid-season, low-average, approximately 100cm, medium-sized bright fruits. Delicious and yield.
SKU: Tanunda Red ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
Large green yellow fruits, low-average (120cm) plant. Juicy and tasty.
SKU: Parfait ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Red tomatoes with green stripes. Low-mean (120cm), potato formulant. Great taste.
SKU: Delta Dwarf ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Green ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
5,04 €
Early medium height (140cm) for dwarfs. The fruits are smaller red, balanced sweetish.
SKU: Iditarod Red ,   Height: Medium (150cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Orange-yellow-red large fruits, medium height (120cm) of dwarf. mid-late season, 85p transplanting. Sweet-mild fruit taste and juicy.
SKU: Lucky Swirl ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Late season, 90 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Determinant
4,08 €
indeterminant growth compact plants, beautiful violet-purple green metallic stripes, which become golden when ripe. A rich taste, a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity.
SKU: Adelaide Festival ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Open Source variety. Compact plants, elongated plumb-shaped pink red fruit. Strong flesh, 60-120 gr. Sweet and abundant taste.
SKU: Aussie Drop ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Shranging dwarf dome, up to 120cm height and 100cm width. There is no conventional strain to the dwarf tomato. Smaller (big cherry) yellow and delicious fruits.
SKU: Galens Yellow ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Early season, 60 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Small (50gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Indeterminant
4,08 €
Orange laptops fruits, very tasty. Miniature tomato, plant height up to 120cm.
SKU: Orange Cream ,   Height: ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Yellow ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €
Smaller dark red fruits, very delicious. Plant compact, ca 120cm. Our one favorites 2021.
SKU: Velvet Night ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium (100gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €

75 days, dwarf — The rugose, regular leaf plants of 'Dwarf Metallica' grow 60cm - 90cm in height. It fruit range from 100gr - 200gr each, are pink in color with green stripes, oblate to slightly heart shaped, and deliver a flavor that is well-balanced; slightly sweet and tangy.

SKU: Metallica ,   Height: Low ( <120cm) ,   Ripening time: Mid Season, 75 days from transplanting ,   Look: Red ,   Fruit size: Medium-big (200gr) ,   Valmis tarnimiseks: 12.05 - 26.05 ,   Growth type: Dwarf
4,08 €

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