New this year we are trialing a number of dwarf tomato plants. New Big Dwarf Tomato has been crossed with many different heirloom tomatoes, then crosses were crossed and crossed again! The goal was to create fruits that have heirloom like flavor borne on smaller, more manageable plants. These 2.5-4' plants are easier to care for (a tomato cage will suffice!) and do well in containers. Since we haven't tried these yet, all descriptions are from the Dwarf Tomato Project website. Please see the Dwarf Tomato Project for more information on this fascinating breeding project.70 days from transplant – first offered to the public in 2015 by Sample Seed Shop, Victory Seeds and Tatiana’s TOMATObase. 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. The flavor is well balanced and intense, and the variety is quite prolific. It originated from a cross made by Vince Lavallo between Dwarf Wild Fred (a Dwarf Project release from 2010) and Brad’s Black Heart and named Porky. Dwarf Purple Heart was selected and named by Vince Lavallo.
Photo courtesy of TomatoFest.com - our seed source.