Dwarf Wild Fred

$2.25

  • Grown, and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
  • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
  • Leaf type: regular, rugose
  • Time to maturity: mid season
  • Greenhouse grown to minimize crosses
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20
  • Vendor's original seed source: The Sample Seed Shop
  • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)

Dwarf Wild Fred is one of the 9 new dwarf tomato varieties released in 2011 by the Dwarf Tomato Project. The compact plants are just under 4 feet tall and are very good producers of purple/black, medium-to-large, beefsteak tomatoes. I tasted a 'Dwarf Wild Fred' in November that was as good as any purple tomato I've grown. Especially recommended for small gardens or for growing in 5-gallon (or larger) containers as patio tomatoes. As with all of the new dwarf varieties, this compact tomato will require staking to support the fruit.
For more information on the Dwarf Tomato Project check out the project's site here or Craig's site here.

8 in stock

Patrina Nuske Small and Craig LeHoullier (co-architects of the Dwarf Tomato Project) have released this variety under the Open Source Seed Initiative (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.”
More information can be found here.