- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
- Leaf type: potato leaf, rugose
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Packed For Sales Season: 2016-17
- Year seed harvested: May 2016
- 2016 Germination test 94% after Hot Water Seed Treatment
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15
“Delta Diver” is a vigorous dwarf variety with impressive rugose potato leaves. This is Blane Horton’s (https://www.mariannasheirloomseeds.com/heirloom-heroes/94-blane-horton.html) segregate from the cross Dwarf Wild Fred X H-28, which produced many fine dwarf types. Delta Diver grew vigorously to just over 3 feet in a 5 gallon pot. The plant was so bushy and leaf-filled that I couldn’t see the first fruits forming deep inside. The gorgeous dwarf plant produces gleaming striped sunshine yellow fruits, very flat beefsteaks. The flavor was a bit on the tart side, but very clean. There is a red version, Delta Diver Red Striped, which has an abundance of red stripes and a deeper yellow orange color. This segregate, Delta Diver, has light striping of orange-red on bright yellow. The flesh is pale yellow and may show some interior red/pink if ripened in the heat.
These are F7 seeds, so although my fruits have all been true to type across several plants this season, I will list this as a developing variety. This means that there is a chance that plants and fruit grown from these seeds will be different than what I have shown and described here. I believe that it is stable, but I would rather be cautious in my listings and state the possibilities.
NOTE: Limited stock, but I will bring this one back in the spring 2017 if stock is depleted.
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