Yukon Quest

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Yukon Quest
Maturity early
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type regular, rugose
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type created heirloom
Country USA, Australia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - ripe fruit. 2012-09-16.


Early to mid season. Dwarf (tree-type) plants with regular dark green rugose foliage and stout central stem, grow to 3' tall and are perfect for container gardeners. Fruit are pink, round and oblate, some with slightly ribbed shoulders, 3-6 oz. Excellent sweetish flavor. (20 seeds per packet)

Seed source:

Ted Maiden, Tennessee 12/ Tomato Dwarf Project team 2006-2011

Year grown: 2011 (seed production by Ted Maiden of Tennessee), 2012

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


Pink 3-6 oz round oblate fruit. Rugose foliage on a tree type dwarf plant. Can be easily grown in containers. Good cropper. Early - 65 days.

Seed source:

Sue Bailey, Alaska 10

Year grown: 2010, 2011, 2012

Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA


Seed source:

Helmut Pummer, Österreich

Year grown: 2017

Location: Leipzig, Germany


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Facts about Yukon QuestRDF feed
CountryUSA, Australia +
Fruit colorpink +
Fruit shapeoblate +
Fruit sizemedium +
Fruit typeslicer +
Growth habitdwarf + and indet. +
History* Developed in the 2006-2011 by the member * Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia and named Grumpy.
  • A selection grown by Richard Allen of Australia was sent to Susan Bailey of Alaska, who found and named Yukon Quest, after an Alaskan dogsled race. Variety development was handled primarily by Sue Bailey, with help from Michael Volk of Texas, Ted Corbett of Germany, Ted Maiden, Tennessee and Paul Fish. Seed was 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. roject.net/ Dwarf Tomato Project] website.
Leafregular + and rugose +
Maturityearly +
MemberB.C KO T +
Member codeTN MA T + and GERM SC K +
Variety typecreated heirloom +
VendorTatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Heritage Tomato Seed + and J&L Gardens Seed +
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