Elsie’s Fancy, ‘Dwarf Elsie's Fancy Tomato’, is a dwarf variety growing up to 90cm on average in height. Produces oblate, slightly ribbed, smooth tomatoes, around 100-300grams each. Bright yellow fruits with a well-balanced, but intense tomato flavor. Rugose potato leaves. Beautiful variegated foliage, with streaks in crème-white and pink. ‘Elsie’s Fancy’ is one of the three first varieties with variegated foliage developed by “The Dwarf Tomato Project”. Derives from “the Acey Family”. Named by Craig LeHoullier after his grandmother Elsie. Introduced in 2021. OSSI. 90D. Very limited supply. 5seeds/pack.
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 Elsies Fancy Dwarf Tomato follow the link - How to Grow Tomatoes.