Dwarf Black Angus (Trial Pack)


    • Grown and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
    • Grown in a greenhouse to minimize crossed seed
    • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
    • Leaf type: regular, rugose
    • Fruit: 6 oz. purple beefsteak
    • Season: mid/late season
    • Height: ~4 ft. (full sun)
    • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
    • Seeds per pack: 10

Dwarf Black Angus might not be completely stabilized. It is possible some plants will produce green-when-ripe fruit instead of purple fruit.

From my field notes: Dwarf Black Angus: 6 oz. purple beefsteaks with excellent flavor, could rival any of the great tasting purple varieties. Good production.  Does not set fruit well in the heat. One plant produced GWR fruit, might not be completely stable.

From the Dwarf Project description:

Dwarf Black Angus (Cheerful family) – 80 days – Patrina Nuske Small created the Cheerful family by crossing Summertime Green with Sweet Adelaide in 2013. Craig LeHoullier selected and named Dwarf Black Angus in honor of his father in law, Harry Angus. Those responsible for additional selection and stabilization work are Denise Salmon, Dee Sackett, Robin Bort, Susan Oliverson, and Bob Franklin. Bill Minkey grew out the seed for the initial release. Regular leaf dwarf that produced very good yields of 6-12 ounce smooth oblate purple fruit with a rich, well-balanced flavor.

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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.