“Birdie Rouge” is a cute little micro-dwarf variety from the Netherlands. The plants do not normally grow over 12” high, unless the light is dim, in which case they will stretch. The fruits are red cherries, and if not overwatered, the flavor is strong and sweet. All of my red micro-dwarf varieties improved in flavor this year with control over the water they received as the fruit ripened. It made an enormous difference in flavor. One other thing I really liked about Birdie Rouge is its tender skin! These are a pleasure to eat. Reportedly, this variety tolerates hot and dry conditions well. The reports of this were made from areas that do not really have hot temperatures though, so I cannot vouch for it. I habitually grow my micros in the winter here, so that they are bearing fruit by March or earlier. Birdie Rouge did very well for me in plant vigor and fruit productivity. Remember that these are still tomatoes, so they still require warmth and very good light to fruit well, and many locations in the home do not provide this adequately. Supplemental light is useful both for light and warmth.
NOTE: New stock is limited until my winter crop is harvested. Until then, all micro-dwarf varieties will be limited to one packet per variety per order. This way everyone has a better chance to try them before current stock is sold out. Thank you!
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