Dwarf Mary’s Cherry


    • Grown and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
    • Grown in a greenhouse to minimize crossed seed
    • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
    • Leaf type: regular, rugose
    • Fruit: 2-3 oz. purple, oblate large cherry or small beefsteak.
    • Season: early/mid season
    • Height: ~4.5 ft. (full sun)
    • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
    • Seeds per pack: 20

My field notes: Dwarf Mary’s Cherry, 2-3 oz. purple cherry (or small beefsteak might be more accurate). Multi-locules (see photo) typical of beefsteak types. Very strong grower, excellent production and excellent flavor. The flavor could compete with any of the larger purple beefsteaks and, as with most purple tomatoes, the flavor is best late in the season. Dwarf Mary’s Cherry was a nice surprise and one of my two favorite trial tomatoes this year. Highly recommended.

From the Dwarf Project description:
Dwarf Mary’s Cherry (Hazy family) – 70 days – Vince Lavallo created the Hazy family by crossing Purple Haze with Dwarf Wild Fred in 2010. Susan Oliverson selected, named and stabilized Dwarf Mary’s Cherry, with additional work by Justin Sieglaff. Bill Minkey produced the seed for the initial release. Regular leaf dwarf, 2-3 oz round to slightly oblate purple fruit, high yielding and very flavorful.

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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.