Dwarf Bendigo Drop

$2.25

 

    • Grown and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
    • Grown in a greenhouse to minimize crossed seed
    • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
    • Leaf type: regular, rugose
    • Fruit: .5-1 oz. pink cherry
    • Season: early/mid season
    • Height: ~3.5 ft. (full sun)
    • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
    • Seeds per pack: 20

From my field notes: Dwarf Bendigo Drop .5-1 oz., slightly elongated, pink cherry. Excellent production, good fruit set in the heat. One of the more compact of the Dwarf Project cherry varieties. Fairly thick skin but not thick enough to make them obnoxious to eat fresh. Long lasting, both on, and off, the plant. Flavor is similar to a pink beefsteak but with a touch of fruity sweet. This was one of my favorite Dwarf Project varieties this season. Highly recommended, might be a great variety for market baskets. Seeds are very small, for best results do not plant these seeds deeply.

From he Dwarf project description:

Dwarf Bendigo Drop (Snowy family) – 65 days – 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. Regular leaf dwarf that produced high yields of 1 oz pink, slightly oval shaped cherry sized tomatoes that are very tasty.

9 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.