Dwarf Champion

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Dwarf Champion
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet., dwarf
Leaf type rugose, regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape globe, oblate
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
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Absolute perfect balance in the taste. Rugose leafed, tree-like, and about 4 feet tall. Slightly oblate fruits are pink and averaged about 3 1/2 ozs. 69 days. This one was grown in a 3 gallon black nursery pot, but I recommend at least a 5 gallon container.
Source 
Dave Thompson

Year: 2009

Location: Buford, Georgia, USA, Zone 7b


History

"We make a specialty of this very distinct variety, and have grown a number of acres every year since its introduction. A single plant of it was first found some twelve years ago in a field of Livingston's Acme. Its dwarf, compact and upright growth enables it to be planted two or three feet apart each way. Heavy manuring, instead of producing a superabundant growth of vine (as in many varieties), increases the yield and size of the fruit. In form and color they resemble Acme - smooth and symmetrical in shape, ripening close around the stem. Matures the fruit early, is very productive, medium large, and crowded close together on the branches; foliage an unusually dark green."
  • PI 270180. Donated to USDA in December 1960 by the Holmes Seed Co., Canton Ohio.

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