Sturt Desert Pea (Trial Pack)


  • 2016 Dwarf Project release
  • Grown and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
  • original seed source: Bill Minkey
  • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
  • Leaf type: regular, rugose
  • Time to maturity: Early
  • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
  • Seeds per pack: 10

2016 growing notes: Regular leaf, taller, strong growing dwarf. Red fruit, mostly round to oblate, few beefsteaks (doubles) fruit 2.5 to 6 oz. Good production, good flavor.

“Sturt Desert Pea” originated with a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. Sturt Desert Pea was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous, regular leaf dwarf plants produce excellent yields of smooth oblate 4-8 ounce red fruit that have a pleasant, well balanced flavor. Involved are Craig LeHoullier, Patrina Nuske Small, Stuart Pollack, Susan Dzejachok, Rich Hawksworth, and Lisa Moore. The starting seed sample was grown and provided 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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5 in stock

Patrina Nuske Small (the hybridizer) has released Sturt Desert Pea 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.