Tanunda Red


  • Grown and sold by Heritage Tomato Seed
  • Original seed source: Bill Minkey
  • Plant growth: indeterminate, dwarf
  • Leaf type: regular, rugose
  • Time to maturity: early/mid
  • OSSI-Pledged seeds (see “Additional Information” below)
  • Seeds per pack: ~20

“Tanunda Red” 2016 field notes: Regular leaf, compact dwarf. Fruit red (yellow epi), 3-6 oz., oblate to flattened, some ribbed. Very good production. Very good flavor.

“Tanunda Red” 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. Tanunda Red was selected and named by Patrina. The vigorous regular leaf dwarf plants produce excellent yields of smooth oblate red fruit that range from 4-10 ounces. The flavor is rich, well balanced and delicious. Involved – Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier, Carol Knapp, Sandra Tipton, and Marsha Eisenberg. 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.

6 in stock

Patrina Nuske Small (the hybridizer) has released Tanunda Red 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.