Extreme Dwarf Bush, German
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|Extreme Dwarf Bush, German|
|Growth habit||det., dwarf|
|Leaf type||regular, rugose|
|Fruit type||salad, canner|
|Variety type||commercial heirloom|
- very early, dwarf, compact det. plant about 1-1.5' tall, rugose foliage that sometimes curls up even under normal growing conditions (=physiological leaf roll condition), the plants are identical to the Extreme Bush which I grew side-by-side in 2008, and is very likely the same tomato. Small-medium red globes, very juicy and of good flavor.
- Michael Volk, Texas 07
Year grown: 2008
- Old commercial variety of German origin (?).
- The description from the 1958 Gleckler Catalog says:
- "GERMAN TOMATO (45 Days)
- Extreme Dwarf Bush
- The most unusual dwarf bush tomato we have ever tested. Extreme dwarf rugged growth rarely grows more than afoot tall and the same in diameter. It is really a mystery how such a small plant can produce such an abundance of good size tomatoes. Extremely early, in fact we set out plants here in northern Ohio, June 15th, 45 days ripe tomatoes appeared. Somehow one of the fruits fell to the ground and was stepped on, before the first heavy frost struck, lo and behold there beside the mother plant stood progeny plants in full bloom. This took place in one of the dryest summers on record. If the mother plants had been set a month earlier we would of had two crops in one year. Leaves have a distinct upward curl, very thick and rigid. Beautiful globular red fruits attain a size up to 3 inches in diameter. Flavor is almost identical to the famous Rutgers strain. What a joy it will be for shut-ins and indoor gardeners to watch this dwarf bush tomato grow in their homes and bear delicious fruit. All you need to grow them is a 10 inch flower pot or larger and set in a southern exposed window. Like greenhouse tomatoes the plant mush be tapped with a stick when blossoms reach the open and extreme yellow stage in order to effect pollenization. This is taken care of by the wind when grown outdoors. Better yet, get some of the new hormones, spray on the blossoms for artificial pollenization and produce seedless tomatoes."
Also known as
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). German Tomato Extreme Dwarf Bush - leaf. 2008-07-19
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). German Tomato Extreme Dwarf Bush - flower. 2008-07-19
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