Tomato 'Dwarf Perth Pride'
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A dark red sweet tomato from the Dwarf Tomato Project.
1. Original Name: Dwarf Perth Pride.
2. History: Developed by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project in 2006-2011. A cross made by Patrina Nuske Small (Australia) between New Big Dwarf and Paul Robeson in 2006 and originally named Happy. Further selected by Tessa Milesse (Perth, Western Australia). Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia located in the south-west of the country on the Swan Coastal Plain near the Indian Ocean. The outskirts of Perth are famous for their sand beaches. Further selection was performed by Tessa Millesse, Patrina Nuske Small, Dustin Stober, Craig LeHoullier, Jeanne Krenning, Justin Morse, Nuria Sanchez, Jerry Dickerson and Dana Ivey. Finally released by Ted Maiden (Tennessee, USA). The seeds of this variety were introduced by Tatiana’s TOMATObase Seeds in 2012. A link to the website of the Dwarf Tomato Project: https://www.dwarftomatoproject.net/.
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. A good choice for growing both in a greenhouse and outdoors. Determinate dwarf bush, growing up to 2.6 feet (80 cm) tall. Thick stem, dark green rugose regular leaves. Regular truss, 4-5 fruits per truss.
4. Training Instructions: No training is required but you need to mulch the plant using agrotextile. However, it is recommended to train the bush to 3-5 main stems, and staking is a must. If you decide to train your plants, pruning and staking are a must.
5. Shape and Weight: Smooth beefsteak fruits without any ribs. Weight: 3.5-7 oz. (100-200 g).
6. Color: Crimson and dark red. The flesh is of the same color in a cut but the seed cavities are greenish.
7. Flavor Profile: An amazing taste being sweet with a pleasant fruity flavor. The flesh is sandy, buttery, soft and juicy.
8. Culinary Use: Perfect for eating fresh in salads, appetizers or side dishes. A good choice for canning as juices and paste. Fruits do not keep well as this is a salad-type variety. There may be cracks on the skin because of too much moisture in the soil. However, it is not a problem if you like fresh full-flavored salads!
Dwarf Perth Pride being a part of the Dwarf Tomato Project is perfect for growing in large pots and containers. You can train the bush to three stems so that it could not become too branchy. Staking, pruning and using good fertilizers are a must.