Sweet Scarlet Dwarf

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Sweet Scarlet Dwarf
Maturity midseason
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type potato, rugose
Fruit color red
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sweet Scarlet Dwarf - sliced. 2015-09-05.


Vigorous dwarf potato leaf plants produce a heavy yield of oblate, smooth red fruit, 6-16 oz. Superb, intense, complex flavor – one of the very best flavored of all of the new Dwarf varieties. (12 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 15
2. Marla McClaren, California 15

Year grown: 2014*, 2015, 2016

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


75 days. The vigorous dwarf potato leaf plants produce a heavy yield of medium to medium large sized (6-16 ounces) oblate, smooth red fruit, possessing a superb, intense, complex flavor – one of the very best flavored of all of the new Dwarf varieties. Due to the challenge of stabilizing the dominant color (red), don’t be surprised if you find an occasional plant producing yellow or orange fruit; be sure to try them, because they will likely be just as delicious.

Seed source:

Dwarf Tomato Project

Year grown:

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


  • Developed by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Elbe (Tipsy family).
  • Initial selection was by Craig LeHoullier, in the F3 generation (2009). Stabilization was the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Craig LeHoullier (who named it), JJon Schmuck, Susan Oliverson, Michael Volk, Susan Barber, Patrina Nuske Small, Steve McClaren, Marla McClaren, Dee Sackett, Scott Stough, Ginny Bishton, Wendy Montanez, Amanda Fischer, Linda Black, Bobby Whicker, Kathy Wolfe, Paul Fish, and Kay Robbins.
  • The starting seed sample was grown out and supplied by Bill Minkey.
  • Introduced commercially by Heritage Tomato Seed in 2015.
  • More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.


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