|Growth habit||dwarf, indet.|
|Leaf type||regular, rugose|
|Variety type||created heirloom|
- 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)
- Ted Maiden, Tennessee 12/ Tomato Dwarf Project team 2006-2011
Year grown: 2011 (seed production by Ted Maiden of Tennessee), 2012
- 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.
- Sue Bailey, Alaska 10
Year grown: 2010, 2011, 2012
Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA
- 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.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Yukon Quest - ripe fruit. 2011.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - ripe fruit. 2012-09-05.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - ripe fruit. 2012-09-16.
Sherry Shiesl, Alaska. Yukon Quest - sliced fruit. 2009.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - sliced fruit. 2012-09-05.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - sliced fruit. 2012-09-16.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest. 2012-07-22.
Sherry Shiesl, Alaska. Yukon Quest - flowers. 2009.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - baby fruit. 2012-07-22.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - green fruit. 2012-07-22.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Yukon Quest - baby fruit. 2012-07-28.
|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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