Was just on my roof repairing the shingles that had blown off – wonderful sunshine, can’t wait to get digging. Suitable for pots, hanging baskets etc. ... little and often is the best way to feed tomatoes. Your Price: $2.95 And many more! As a way to increase the diversity of sizes and colors and flavors, I would say a gardener like me keeps their eye on the trends but always goes back to basics, because I think fads will come and go and unless you have a core of people around the world who really do love the heirlooms, that’s when things can start verging on extinction: when we forget them. Q. I suspect you’re going to be emailing me a little list to post…[see below]. I have some interesting thoughts about those. Boronia - I’ve had average tasting and superb tasting Boronia plants in my garden. The flavour … Feeding Dwarf Tomato Plants. But we get the chance to see how this stuff goes down. Dwarf tomato plant produces HUGE crop of 3-4" long, delicious paste tomatoes. My top tomato? Black Cherry (cherry) This is Tommy Toe's better looking and more interesting best … Black Krim. This variety … Fruition–I’m not sure where they are. So I would think of a heart-shaped tomato like an ‘Oxheart,’ or a ‘German Red Strawberry,’ or an ‘Anna Russian,’ and use those for sauce. All very prolific so I freeze them whole and use all winter. Since I live in Minnesota, I plant earlier tomatoes like Early Girl and Better Boy, also Sweet 100. A. What’s interesting is—and this is where you will find a different approach recommended for a novice gardener versus someone who a real tomato-obsessed nut like me—I’ve been with the Seed Savers Exchange right from the beginning of their explosion of tomato varieties, and I got a lot of my favorites early on, so I can tend to know if something isn’t as it should be. The project—we’ve had 300-plus people all over the world involved, from 17 countries and 48 of the United States involved. Developed at the University of Florida, the micro varieties are truly diminutive. ‘Purple Russian,’ which is essentially ‘Roma,’ but in the ‘Cherokee Purple’ [below] appearance and flavor. Companies that feature the Dwarf Tomato Project varieties: Victory Seeds, Tatiana’s TOMATObase, Heritage Seed Market, and Sample Seed Shop strive to carry all of the releases (65 different named varieties; all open-pollinated [non-hybrid], and stable, hence OK for seed saving, and all in the process of being OSSI-pledged (Open Source Seed Initiative). Prolific and tasty deep-red cherry tomatoes. At the end of the day, it may not just like your climate, the particular weather you had that year—or your own particular taste buds might not find that it’s one that they resonate with. But, since the non-hybrid version of Fantastic has disappeared, the best tasting … Small tomato plants range in size from 18 inches tall or less to no more than 3 or 4 feet tall. I have written quite a few articles about Miniature Dwarf/micro dwarf tomatoes. Q. The Yellow Canary tomato is very similar to the Red Robin in that it reaches only about a foot in height and can also grow well in low light. A. That’s one of the ways I try to help other gardeners, and I get lots of questions about that: “I’ve tried variety X; I’ve tried variety Y, and it’s brown.”  And I am like, “No, it should be green.” I’ll recommend to them a seed source. Some are so small, they can be raised in a kitchen window. They are very compact and can be grown in small pots. I know that the Brandywines are not as productive as some other heirlooms, but I grow them in large cages made from welded wire (2.5′ in diameter) and every week I put down and water-in a couple of inches of my own shredded leaves and chopped grass with a scattering of fertilizer. It has been just remarkable the explosion of tomato varieties, and there are so many factors for that. The Tiny Tim tomato is a very small dwarf determinate variety that grows to about 16 inches. There are four companies that want to carry all 66, and they are Sample Seed Shop, Heritage Seed, Victory Seeds, and Tatiana’s. Sophie’s Choice is a dwarf heirloom tomato variety that doesn’t exceed the 2 feet height usually and looks great in small 5-gallon containers. These little tomato plants pack a big punch. We’re doing it because we love it. But this summer I’ll be getting a small green house which will give me the capability to try some new varieties. Because Red Robin tomato … The Small Fry tomato is a dwarf variety that grows bright red, 1 inch fruits in clusters of 7 or 8. So what do I do with these? Patio F Hybrid tomatoes are among the taller of the dwarf varieties, growing to about 2 feet. We never have really talked about paste tomatoes—except to semi-malign the classic ‘Roma’ last time, though it’s a very productive canning classic. A. The Best Dwarf Tomato Plants Tiny Tim and Cherry Gold. …which is going to necessitate smaller gardens and real careful, tactical thinking about what I need my garden to produce. I realize we barely got to dig into the Dwarf Tomato Project last time we spoke. We’re calling it ‘Gojira’, the Japanese name for the Americanized ‘Godzilla’, because we envision it one day rampaging across large metropolitan areas. TO ENTER TO WIN a signed copy of “Epic Tomatoes,” Craig LeHoullier’s book, simply comment below, answering the question: OK, go ahead: Tell us your top tomato (or tomatoes)–the one you always grow–and also whether any in Craig’s list might find a place in your garden this year? So now it’s on the always grow list. I’m grateful that Doug returned to the podcast in autumn to do just that. If you look in the old catalogs, it was thought of as very useful for people who didn’t want to put 6-foot stakes on their plants, but it never caught on. We are now in the planning, thinking about what just happened, and what we want to have happen next. Good luck to all. So between 2005 when it started and now, in 2016 at the end of it, we now have 66 stable, open-pollinated varieties—meaning you can grow them and save seed from them and share them. They tolerate cooler temperatures well. It’s a great thing: so many people saving seed and sharing. The thing is, we’re doing this for nothing; not getting paid. A. There is the Wild Boar Collection, from Brad Gates out of California, who creates all of these interesting stripes. I probably have tested at this point somewhere around 3,000 or more varieties. Do you have any idea of how many tomato varieties you have grown, and how many plants do you grow in an average year? I start all mine from seed, and baby them into big, healthy transplants, but they all succumb before producing very much. The first micro variety of dwarf tomatoes created was the Micro-Tom. Yes. Enjoy the zesty flavour in salads and … I always say a ‘Brandywine’ is not a ‘Brandywine’ is not a ‘Brandywine’. Tomatoes are the glory plant of the gardening world. There is a Chef’s Choice and an Heirloom Marriage Series, both of which are hybrids that actually are made by crossing two heirlooms. But that’s half the fun, isn’t it? Required fields are marked *. Winners will be drawn at random after entries close at midnight on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Perhaps the Best Tasting Micro Tomato! Perhaps nobody is more qualified to curate the list than Craig LeHoullier of North Carolina, author of the hit book “Epic Tomatoes.”. They didn’t have the rainbow of colors or the incredible array of sizes back when this first showed up, so no real breeding improvement was done on it. ], In my collection I think I am up to 5,000 or 6,000 varieties. The information is out there; it’s just how much you like to dig. This tomato variety is good for planting in hanging baskets. Every year, Lisa Merrell saves seed from her tomatoes and sells plants of open-pollinated varieties of tomatoes and peppers. Pinocchio Orange Micro Dwarf. Whenever people come to my yard and look at the straw bales or grow bags [above], they’re like, “What are those drop-dead gorgeous tomato plants?” And I’m like, “Let me tell you about our dwarf tomato plants.” [Laughter.]. Want to plan your most ecologically minded garden cleanup ever, and understand the consequences of each potential action you can take—including next spring? Fruition Seeds will be carrying a selection in 2017, and Southern Exposure and Commonwealth seeds both are working with Craig on adding some. (Stream it below,  read the illustrated transcript or subscribe free.). And I learned today that a new seed company, Fruition, is starting to carry some, and Commonwealth is starting to carry some—and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. One of my winter projects is actually making this my third book, because I want to tell the story of this, the story of some of the people. Disclosure: Purchases from Amazon links yield a small commission.). There are the dwarf tomatoes, which are just now starting to get into some of the smaller, more unique and interesting companies. Q. You’re doing it because you are crazy; totally crazy. It is one of the best early ripening tomato varieties (55 days … Field test results from Florida, California and Texas show that this variety has … The effort is always get everyone to garden, and if you have a few hours of sun in a particular place, grow a tomato there—but not an indeterminate, because it will get too tall and unwieldy. No answer to the question, or simply feeling shy? Tomatoes are also classed based on eating performance. Over the past four years, we’ve saved seeds every year and keep getting a delicious, Roma-type tomato with great fresh flavor on a super-vigorous, fast-growing and early-fruiting plant. A. Matt [from Fruition] and I had an email today where I think they may carry as many as 16 of our 66. A. Q. A. You also mentioned ‘Black Cherry,’ and then a yellow one I forget—‘Egg Yolk.’. I was thinking, waiting for your call for our chat, that a gardener’s year really isn’t a straight line with a start and a finish, but it’s a circle—and it’s wherever you are in the circle. [Laughter.] Black Krim is a large, dark red-green tomato with a bold, full balanced taste. I almost feel like the fates of the tomato gods decided to tap Patrina [Nuske] in Australia and I, and say, “There is a niche that needs to be filled. So you have one in the Pacific Northwest, one in Oregon, one in California, and one in New York—so these are spread around the country, with Southern Exposure in the mid-Atlantic, and Commonwealth also in Virginia. I say it that way because often words are used in advertising to make something seem better. It should grow well in West County as well as Walnut Creek. Back to all those 12,000-plus others, and how we choose. Tomatoes You Love to Eat. How many people get a chance to do that? Craig is also cofounder of the Dwarf Tomato Project (those are some dwarf types sliced open up top), which gets back to the issue of how many tomatoes can be squeezed in, since small is good. If something shows up in my garden once and I don’t like it, I will give it a second chance if the literature or gardening friends say this is a really superb variety. She also compiles a list of heirlooms that performed well in her garden the previous year. So I am up to Lot Number T16-186—I have saved seed from 186 varieties this year, which is a really good year. Because Red Robin tomato plants only grow to about a foot tall, they are considered truly miniature tomato plants. What is my garden going to be for—instead of taking a scattershot approach and trying lots of different things. seed-shopping, plus growing eggplants and ‘dense sowing,’ with craig lehoullier, ‘dester,’ ‘cherokee green’ and other top tomatoes, plus tomato troubles, with craig lehoullier, best tomatoes: craig lehoullier’s heirloom picks, plus the dwarf tomato project, https://robinhoodradioondemand.com/podcast-download/2475/a-way-to-garden-with-margaret-roach-december-19-craig-lehoullier-on-best-tomatoes.mp3, ‘nature’s temples:’ understanding old trees and old-growth forests, with joan maloof, a way to garden’s top garden stories of 2016, making the switch to native groundcovers, with duncan himmelman of mt. In my soils (very sandy for 15 years, then horribly alkaline clay & alkaline water for the last 37 years), heavily amended with my own compost, the best tasting was Fantastic (NOT the hybrid). Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Cherry Gold is the yellow variety of Tiny Tim. Some people really like that; it’s almost an effervescence that just bubbles on your tongue. Margaret's weekly public-radio show, from Robin Hood Radio in Sharon, CT, the smallest NPR station in the nation. This amazing tomato variety is one of the toughest tomato varieties. Dwarf tomato plants grow to maximum heights of 2 to 3 feet, and develop fruit in an array of sizes, shapes and colors. No worry; just say “count me in” or something to that effect, and I will, but a reply is even better. It is an oxheart, wispy leaves, it needs staking and tending. Tiny Tims are so small they usually don't need to be supported. 10 Varieties Of Miniature Dwarf Tomatoes Under 8 Inches Tall. I ASKED CRAIG for some short lists of personal favorites, and sources for the Dwarf Tomato Project varieties: Hybrids: Red ‘Big Beef,’ ‘Whopper;’ yellow ‘Lemon Boy;’ orange ‘Sun Gold. Your email address will not be published. Is it potato-like foliage? A. Every year, we struggle to limit the types of tomatoes we grow, and every year we end up growing way too many. Favorite cherry type is Sungold of course, but last few years have loved Black Cherry and the Bumblebee varieties (larger than cherry, but small and round and beautiful to behold). ‘Egg Yolk’ is really good; ‘Galina’ is another, and ‘Rose Quartz’ is a really nice pink, and “Dr. The Dwarf Tomato Project Provides an opportunity for space-challenged gardeners: those who plant in containers, on patios or balconies, roof-tops, in sun rooms or greenhouses or those who plant in … We tell everybody exactly what we’re doing if they choose to go to our website. There are always new tomatoes and trends or fads in every crop, but I don’t think you’re the kind of gardener who grows with the fads, are you? Dwarf Tomato Project. Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →, University of Illinois Extension: Tomatoes. A. It’s just fun to watch; I feel like a very proud father [laughter], watching these babies. We’ve used all kinds of parents to get really good diversity. [Laughter.] All Rights Reserved. Micro-Tina is another UF variety that is a bit sweeter and less acidic than Micro-Tom. The Yellow Canary tomato is very similar to the Red Robin in that it reaches only about a foot in height and can also grow well in low light. Press Esc to cancel. I’m nuts; I’m insane. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. The subtitle of University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy’s recent book, “Nature’s Best Hope,” is “A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard.” Meaning: The choices we make all year-round, including the very important one of how we clean up, can help counteract an overdeveloped, fragmented landscape that puts the food web to the test. And you mentioned what you called the “tomato times 10 flavor.” [Laughter.] A. It’s crinkly and dark green, and they can come in both the potato version with the smooth edge, and the regular toothy version. It’s indeterminate, and has wild productivity—almost the productivity of the bush types, the determinate ‘Roma’ types. ; yellow-skinned with green flesh delivering a well-balanced, slightly sweet flavor. 'horticultural how-to and woo-woo' | margaret roach, head gardener, WHICH HEIRLOOM TOMATOES should you grow? It’s daunting thinking about how the calendar flips so fast, thinking about all the things I want to do, but also about how the sun on my property is starting to decrease…. Small tomato plants that deliver big flavor are just right for growing in small gardens and on decks, patios, and balconies. I have a friend who loves the white paste tomato called ‘Cream Sausage,’ and I have to confess I have yet to try it, so I have to. It will lengthen the growing season so I’ll be able to try all sorts. I garden zone 6a, NW Ohio, have high humidity, midsummer temps can go 90’s, 2020 was a 3 week drought, or it can rain a lot all summer. My virtual harvest in all.. What we are talking about really is the stature of the plant. LISTEN OR SUBSCRIBE FREE: BY TRAINING, Craig LeHoullier is a chemist, but these days his lab is a little different from what you might expect: It’s his driveway, which.. IT’S TIME: time for the A Way to Garden annual winter seed series kickoff, when I virtually shop the catalogs with various expert friends and.. I’VE BEEN RELISHING a harvest of diverse tomatoes, though I only planted two varieties in my own garden this year. … Thanks for all the great information! ... 15 years, then horribly alkaline clay & alkaline water for the last 37 years), heavily amended with my own compost, the best tasting was Fantastic (NOT the hybrid). Dwarf Tomato Project. Dwarf tomatoes are popular for growing in hanging baskets, containers and anywhere garden space is limited. Black Cherry Tomato. My picks of garden gear, books, and mulch, mulch more, all things I use myself. A man named Archie Hook in Indiana made people aware of that back in the 1940s. ... Read More about Five Tomato … Giving half (or even less) the recommended dose – but fed at every watering is a good way to go. The last time we talked we sorted out the cherry tomatoes—we both agreed that though it’s a hybrid, we couldn’t live without ‘Sun Gold.’ Everyone I know believes that. The fruits come in red and yellow varieties and range from more acidic to sweeter, with less acid. Before I called Craig, I had searched in the Seed Savers Exchange database for tomato, and found more than 12,000 listings, not including the tiniest currant types or the many hybrids that Seed Savers doesn’t even focus on. For plants with small root areas, regular feeding is even more important because there is less soil and food available. With heirlooms—and they have their great stories attached—it’s important to understand that they vary depending on the source of your seeds, correct? 3' plant yields BIG crop of mahogany-colored, delicious fruit with green striping. So dwarf sounds interesting. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports. There is one obvious exception. They’re the PDG varieties. Let’s create some dwarf varieties that will be perfect—like a gardening palette, and they are just different paints to choose from, different tools in your gardening toolbox. ‘Kellogg’s Breakfast’ or ‘Yellow Brandywine’ or ‘Aunt Gertie’s Gold’ are all really nice orange varieties, and the ‘Kellogg’s Breakfast’ tends to be a sweeter tomato, with the other two having a really nice tart bite to them. Or maybe people are beginners and don’t want to overdo it. I’d say on average, 150 to 200. Or play the Dec. 19, 2016 show right here. Red Robin. Short Versus Longer Growing Season. I’m trying my first dwarf, Rosella Purple, this year. They’re compact and best for containers and short growing seasons. But you know, some of these tomatoes that have been around 100 or 120 years really can’t be improved upon. It’s produced at Robin Hood Radio, the smallest NPR station in the nation. There is a restaurant I went to in Florida once, Bern’s Steak House, where they give you a phone book that is a wine list, and there are thousands of wines in it. All seed companies have great things to recommend them, but we need to help the smaller companies get through in a very competitive field. You can subscribe to all future editions on iTunes or Stitcher (and browse my archive of podcasts here). We’re getting them all pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative, meaning they cannot be patented or controlled; they will always be there for gardeners to save seeds from and share and enjoy. Learn how your comment data is processed. :). Sharing the purple color with Dwarf Wild Fred and Rosella Purple, it tends a bit smaller, bears a bit more heavily … Sometimes, we have thousands of tomato plants just because we can’t help ourselves! That’s how we’ve lost a lot of our valuable varieties, when they’re not trendy or popular, and they’re replaced by a perception of something better. Everyone want to grow the best tasting tomatoes or the largest tomato varieties. A large staking plant that will grow upwards of 1.5-2.0m, it is a rigorous grower that rewards you with plenty of juicy, sweet, mid-sized cherry tomatoes. cuba, mastering microgreens, with kate spring of good heart farmstead, gifts for gardeners: my tried-and-true gear, david lebovitz’s french onion soup (from ‘my paris kitchen’), pumpkin custard: holiday pie, minus the crust, https://robinhoodradioondemand.com/podcast-player/17424/ecological-fall-cleanup-with-doug-tallamy-a-way-to-garden-with-margaret-roach-october-5-2020.mp3. And maybe a third try. Yes. It’s like an open-source sharing project, where we tell everybody what we do; we tell them how they breed it. A. What’s interesting that with dwarf as a class of tomatoes, some people get confused right off the bat and think we are talking about small fruit. [Laughter.]. I spent some time with catalogs this week, because as we all know one of the greatest energy-inspiring activities for gardeners is the walk out to the mailbox when there may be snow or ice on the ground, and getting our batteries recharged with the arrival of all these catalogs. So yes, there are nice cherry tomatoes in different colors. Q. A. I can fill out my dance card in the garden with so many varieties, and yet you could pick 10 other tomato nuts and get 10 different lists. The “water” I use for soups or to water my plants. Large slicing type tomatoes:  Red ‘Aker’s West Virginia,’ ‘Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red;’ pink ‘Brandywine,’ ‘Dester;’ yellow ‘Hugh’s,’ ‘Azoychka,’ ‘Lillian’s Yellow Heirloom;’ orange ‘Kellogg’s Breakfast,’ ‘Yellow Brandywine,’ ‘Aunt Gertie’s Gold;’ purple ‘Cherokee Purple,’ ‘Carbon,’ ‘Black from Tula;’ brown ‘Cherokee Brown;’ green ‘Cherokee Green,’ ‘Green Giant;’ white ‘Great White;’ striped ‘Pink Berkeley Tie Dye;’ swirled ‘Lucky Cross,’ ‘Little Lucky,’ ‘Regina’s Yellow.’, Cherry tomatoes: red ‘Sweet Million;’ pink ‘Rose Quartz;’ yellow ‘Galina,’ ‘Egg Yolk;’ white ‘Dr. But open any seed catalogue, and you’ll quickly be overwhelmed. It takes about 70 days to mature. It takes a break during our midsummer heat wave and continued production when it cooled down to the 80’s again. But as you said at the beginning, there is no need to bang your head against the wall and try something you don’t like a half-dozen times because you can move on to something you’ll probably like better. We’ve also used this project to get some publicity and some awareness from some of the smaller seed companies doing excellent work, so that they have special varieties that can draw people to them as well, and can compete with some of the bigger companies. I thought we could go through shotgun style. Of course ‘Lillian’s Yellow,’ and another great yellow is ‘Hugh’s’ [above]. Disease resistant and producing big crops of large yummy tomatoes … Obviously, we love to grow tomatoes. How to choose–and how to make room for all the tomatoes we simply cannot resist? When I looked at the Seed Savers yearbook, I think trying to choose tomatoes has become as simple or as complex—depending how you see it. Q. Copyright Leaf Group Ltd. // Leaf Group Lifestyle. For purples, of course ‘Cherokee Purple,’ ‘Carbon,’ ‘JD’s Special C Tex.’. Tomato ‘Apero’ ‘Apero’ is a cherry variety with Brix rating of 9.5. And I’m like, “Let me tell you about our dwarf tomato plants. But that’s OK, because the tomato world is becoming almost Wikipedia-like, and enough people are getting involved that we can point to those either seed sources or selections that are not quite what they should be. Absolutely. Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. UC Master Gardener Liz Rottger wrote: This may be one of the weirdest tomatoes … I can’t wait! As for some of my very favorites, I love the sweet flavor and bright yellow hue of Dwarf Sweet Sue; the near ivory colored, large, sprightly tasting Dwarf Mr. but can reach ten oz. For a slicer type—and they don’t have to be ‘Beefsteak’ size, but let’s say between 6 and 16 ounces—for a red I really love ‘Akre’s West Virginia’ and ‘Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red.’ They both have histories, and both are big, red ‘’Beefsteak’ types, with the color of a ‘Big Boy’ or a ‘Celebrity’ or a ‘Better Boy,’ which is that scarlet-y color, but they are non-hybrid. Several varieties are widely grown and relatively easy to raise at home. You’re in two different hemispheres and you can collaborate, and educate people, and have fun.”. They have beautiful foliage—rugose, I guess you call it. Would you try a new seed source of that particular heirloom the second time? So I had to shop around for some new maters and have grown to love Cherokee Purple and Sun Gold. Small Tomatoes: Patio Each patio tomato plant grows to about 18 inches in height and is a very compact plant … Unlike many other varieties, the Small Fry fruits continuously. Snow; and Rosella Purple, which … Four years ago, my neighbor planted some random seeds in a waste area and a Roma-type tomato grew. Q. Victory Seeds. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The fruits are bright yellow. Because Red Robin tomato plants only grow to about a foot tall, they are considered truly miniature tomato plants. It’s red with gold stripes, and just absolutely wonderful. 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