Sturt Desert Pea
|Sturt Desert Pea|
|Growth habit||dwarf, indet.|
|Leaf type||regular, rugose|
|Variety type||created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross|
- ***NEW 2015 Release from Tomato Dwarf Project***. OSSI-Pledged variety. Indet. vigorous dwarf (tree-type) plants with regular leaf rugose foliage. Excellent yields of smooth oblate 4-8 oz red fruit that have a pleasant, well balanced flavor. (12 seeds / packet)
- Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 16 / Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 16
Year grown: 2015*, 2016
- Developed in the 2008-2015 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between an early generation Sleepy selection called Wilpena and Cherokee Purple made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named Plentiful. It was selected and named by Patrina. Stabilization was a collaborative work of Craig LeHoullier, Patrina Nuske Small, Stuart Pollack, Susan Dzejachok, Rich Hawksworth, Lisa Moore, and Bill Minkey.
- Released in 2015 (F7 generation).
- This variety is now associated with the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI)
- The OSSI Pledge - " You have the freedom to use these OSSI 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." The seed packets that you share or sell should include this information.
- More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sturt Desert Pea - ripe fruit. 2016-09-15.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sturt Desert Pea - sliced fruit. 2016-09-15.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2017||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||.||.|
|2016||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
Heritage Tomato Seed - new
Victory Seed Company - new
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