Deaton's Dwarf – NOT is a dwarf variety growing up to 90cm in average in height. ‘Deaton’s Dwarf’ is a heavy yielder of chocolate-brown fruits, but some of our plants in 2022 produced green fruits instead. ‘Deaton's Dwarf – NOT’ produces round, mid-sized fruits around 80-200 grams each, the same shape and size as its sibling. The fruits ripen from green to a more amber-green as fully ripe. Delicious sweet and slightly tart tomato flavor. Rugose, dark green, regular leaves. Derives from the Sneaky Family, a cross between 'Kangaroo Paw Yellow' and 'Grozny 91', by Patrina Nuske Small. 75D. 10seeds/pack.
Note: This might be a natural mutation or that the variety 'Deaton's Dwarf' is not completely stable. We found the 'Deaton's Dwarf NOT' to be an awesome tomato and decided to keep seeds and grow it again. One could though assume that 'Deaton's Dwarf NOT' is not a stable variety. We will see what happens next year, exciting!
Dwarf Tomato Project (D. T. P.) is a tomato breeding project that has been going on for more than 10 years, with growers participating all around the world. The goal is to create a number of low-maintenance tomato varieties with delicious flavor, variations of size, colors, and use. Today the project has introduced about 130 different awesome varieties!
Characteristics the varieties have in common are that the plant height varies from 60-140cm depending on the variety. They have rugose (crinkly) foliage and grow with very thick stems. They need no pruning of the suckers. They need no support height-wise but require staking or support on the width. The branches get heavy when the plant sets fruit and will fall over without staking. They all work well to grow in larger pots or such, wherever the space is limited. In general, the plant gets smaller and produces a bit less grown in a pot than grown in a field.
According to fruits size, color, shape, or taste, you can find almost everything you are looking for in the D. T. P. There are varieties from the sweetest cherry to the juiciest beefsteak. Normal-sized varieties perfect for canning or fresh eating or paste-types great for cooking or sauces. What you can't find are longkeeper varieties. Color-vise there is anything from white-yellow-green to orange-red-brown-black to striped and multi-colored. What you can't find is antho-colored varieties though. We have to keep calm and wait for this!
Here you can read more about the Dwarf Tomato Project: https://www.dwarftomatoproject.net/
All varieties from Dwarf Tomato Project are OSSI-pledged! This is a rare gift to all of us and should be respected!
Of course, this information is included in every seed pack of all our OSSI varieties!
Open Source Seed Initiative: “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.” https://osseeds.org/
How to Grow
For more information about how to grow the Deaton's Dwarf - NOT Dwarf Tomato follow the link - How to Grow Tomatoes.