Dwarf Melanie’s Ballet (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: pink, 2-4 oz., various shapes on same plant
    • Season: mid season
    • Height: ~4 ft. (full sun)
    • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
    • Seeds per pack: 10

My field notes: Dwarf Melanie’s Ballet, 2-4 oz, pink plum, blunt heart, oblate all on same plant. Very good production and flavor.

From Dwarf Project description:

Dwarf Melanie’s Ballet (Leggy family) – 75 days – Sherry Long created the Leggy family by crossing Orange Banana with an F2 selection from the Lazy line in 2012. Susan Oliverson carried out all of the selection and stabilization work and named Dwarf Melanie’s Ballet; Dan Follett and Craig LeHoullier did a bit of work on the Leggy line as well. Bill Minkey grew out the seed for the initial release. Vigorous regular leaf dwarf that produces good quantities of 2-4 oz pink plum shaped tomatoes with an excellent flavor – one of the very first dwarf paste type tomatoes.

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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.