Dwarf Bendigo Drop (BHS)


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: dwarf, indeterminate
  • Leaf type: rugose regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: early-midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20+

“Dwarf Bendigo Drop” is a variety also offered by Heritage Tomato Seeds on this website. I grew my plant before I realized that he was also listing it. The performance of this tough little dwarf was so stellar that I decided to go ahead and save seeds to add to our offerings. I planted this variety in the winter, and the brave little thing survived in a mostly unlighted tent through many freezes, just covered by the tent with plastic walls, but no additional heat. When spring came, it was one of very few surviving plants from my winter crop attempt. I dragged the pot out to my main garden, it bloomed, and started producing lovely pink elongated cherries like a factory. It was tireless. My flavor impression was not as sweet as Steve found them, but we did have much rain at the time they were ripening.
Here is the breeding history of Dwarf Bendigo Drop: “The Snowy family was created by Ray South in 2009 by crossing Snow White Cherry with a red F2 selection from the Sleepy line. Dwarf Bendigo Drop was selected and named by Gregg Muller. He and Susan Oliverson carried out the majority of the subsequent work, aided by Craig LeHoullier and Amanda Fischer. Bill Minkey generated the release sample of seed.”

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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.