Mallee Rose


  • Grown and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
  • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
  • Leaf type: regular, rugose
  • Mid season
  • Plants grown in greenhouse to minimize cross pollination
  • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
  • Seeds per pack: ~20
  • Original seed source Craig LeHoullier/Bill Minkey 2016

From my field notes: Mallee Rose 5-15 oz. (avg 10oz.), slightly ribbed, pink fruit. Good flavor early season, very good flavor late season. Fair early production, good/excellent late production.

Description from the project:

Mallee Rose  originated from a cross between Rosella Purple and Orange Heirloom by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 which she named 
Rosy. Mallee Rose is a regular leaf dwarf producing abundant medium-large 6 – 10 oz oblate pink fruit which are sweet with a meaty juicy texture. Plants reach about a metre+/ 3-4 ft by end of season and become heavy with fruit requiring support.  As with other pink varieties, avoid letting fruits get over-ripe for the best flavour and texture. This variety is named after an endangered native West Australian Eucalypt called Rose Mallee. Main growers were Patrina and Craig with help from Patrick Sullivan and Rick Hawksworth. Seeds for release grown by Bill Minkey.

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

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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.