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New Big Dwarf is a dwarf variety growing up to 60-100m in height. Produces flattened, slightly ribbed beefsteak tomatoes around 250 grams each. Dark-pink fruits with a well-balanced sweet flavor. Cross between ’Dwarf Champion’ and ’Ponderosa’. (Not the longkeeper-variety ’Ponderosa’, but ’Ponderosa’/”Number 400” från 1892). Cross made in 1909 by ”S. M. Isbell & Co.” USA. Determinate. 85-90D. 10seeds/pack.
Dwarf tomatoes usually grow to 70-120cm in height. Not to be confused with micro dwarfs that are considerably lower. Dwarf tomatoes grow with thicker, stronger stems compared to the bush varieties, that grow with more slender stems. Many of the dwarf varieties are determinate. Determinate means that the plant will grow to a certain size and shape and then set fruit, the harvest period normally is around 10-20 days. After this, the plant is "done" and dies. Some of the dwarf varieties are semi-determinate or indeterminate, meaning that they will continue to grow and produce until the fall/winter. Dwarfs normally don't need much staking or support height-wise. But they will need staking or support on the width. The branches get heavy when the plant sets fruit and will fall over without staking. In general, dwarf varieties need no pruning. If the plant would get too large, it can of course be cut a bit. If you have the space though, the advice is to just let them grow! Many of the dwarf varieties are also suitable to grow in larger pots, due to their compact growth.
For more information about how to grow the New Big Dwarf Tomato follow the link - How to Grow Tomatoes.