Dwarf Franklin County


Photo courtesy of Susan Oliverson

  • Seed grown by Bill Minkey for the Dwarf Tomato Project. Thank You Bill!
  • Sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
  • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
  • Leaf type: potato, rugose
  • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
  • Seeds per pack: ~15

Dwarf Tomato Project description: Dwarf Franklin County (Wishful family) – 75 days – Patrina Nuske Small created the Wishful family in 2007 by crossing what ended up being a crossed plant of Farmers Market Bicolor with Dwarf Recessive (cross). Susan Oliverson did the majority of the work on this line and selected and named Dwarf Franklin County. Other contributors are Craig LeHoullier, Jeff Bayes, and Jay Scott, with seed production carried out by Bill Minkey. Potato leaf dwarf, 2-4 oz oblate red mini beefsteak (consider it a large distinctive cherry tomato), high yield and very nice flavor.

From Bill Minkey’s notes: “Dwarf Franklin County” is a 2-4 oz.,  oblate, red, mini-beefsteak, large cherry. Yield is very high and flavor is very good to excellent.

For more information on the Dwarf Tomato Project check out the project’s site here or Craig’s site here.

Out of 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.”