|Growth habit||dwarf, indet.|
|Leaf type||regular, rugose|
|Fruit color||black, brown|
|Variety type||open-pollinated, created heirloom|
- Early to mid season. Dwarf (tree-type) plants with regular dark green rugose foliage and stout central stem, plants grow to 3' tall and are perfect for container growing. Fruit are smooth and round to oblate, 1-4 oz, and ripen to a chocolate/mahogany color. Excellent balanced flavor. High yields. (15 seeds per packet)
- Ted Maiden, Tennessee 12 / Tomato Dwarf Project team 2006-2011
Year grown: 2011*, 2012
- Oblate round purple/brown fruit average 6 oz. Rugose foliage on indet. dwarf plant. Good cropper. 70 days.
- Sherry Shiesl, Alaska 08
Year grown: 2011, 2012
Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA
- Reinhard Kraft, Neukirchen, Germany
Year grown: 2013
Location: Lohsa, Germany
- This new variety originated from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Grumpy. The variety was selected and named after the Legend of the Sleeping Lady by Sherry Shiesl of Alaska.
- Variety development was handled primarily by Sherry Shiesl of Alaska, with minor participation by Craig LeHoullier, and seed grown out for the initial release by Ted Maiden, Tennessee.
- Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds introduced the variety in 2012.
- More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Sleeping Lady Ripe Fruit. 2011.
Olga Golikova, BC. Sleeping Lady - ripe fruit. 2012-08-21.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sleeping Lady - ripe fruit. 2012-08-23.
Sherry Shiesl, Alaska. Sleeping Lady - ripe fruits. 2010.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Sleeping Lady - sliced Fruits. 2011.
Sherry Shiesl, Alaska. Sleeping Lady - sliced fruits. 2010.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sleeping Lady - sliced fruit. 2012-09-25.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Sleeping Lady Plant. 2012.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sleeping Lady - plant. 2012-06-11.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sleeping Lady - flower. 2012-06-11.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sleeping Lady - baby fruit. 2012-07-06.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sleeping Lady - baby fruit. 2012-07-10.
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Sleeping Lady - baby fruit. 2013-07-13.
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Sleeping Lady - green fruit. 2013-08-03.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2014||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds
Heritage Tomato Seed
J&L Gardens Seed
|2013||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds
Heritage Tomato Seed - new
J&L Gardens Seed
|2012||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||0||0|
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