Mochas Cherry, ‘Dwarf Mocha's Cherry Tomato’, is a compact dwarf variety growing up to 45-50cm in average in height. Produces large, round cherry tomatoes, up to 20 grams each. Beautiful fruits with the anthocyanin gene, giving them an antho-purple color. Some fruits turn almost black when it is exposed to the sun. As fully ripe the fruits turn dark red with a purple neck. Pleasant, mild tomato flavor with some hint of tartness. Rugose, dark green, regular leaves. Derives from “The Anthy Family”, by Craig LeHoullier. “The Anthy Family” is a cross between ‘'Dwarf Saucy Mary' and an unstabilized anthocyanin pink, indeterminate cherry tomato from Tom Wagner. Selected by Craig LeHoullier and stabilized by Chan Mortimer. Introduced in 2022. OSSI. 65D. 10seeds/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 Mochas Cherry Dwarf Tomato follow the link - How to Grow Tomatoes.