Dwarf Kelly Green
|Dwarf Kelly Green|
|Growth habit||dwarf, indet.|
|Leaf type||regular, rugose|
|Variety type||stabilized intentional cross, created heirloom|
- Indet., dwarf (tree-type) plants with rugose regular leaf foliage produce many round and perfectly shaped fruits that stay green when ripe, with clear epidermis. 2-7 oz. No cracking or blemishes. Delicious balanced flavor, with some sweet undertones at the peak of the season. High yield. Plants grow up to 5' tall, but stay compact and are easy to manage in pots or in the ground. (15 seeds / packet)
Year grown: 2013
- Dwarf Kelly Green is an indeterminate regular leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5' tall by the end of the growing season, and produce nearly round green-fleshed, clear skinned fruit in the 3-6 ounce range. The fruit have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor. Dwarf Kelly Green seems to be quite disease tolerant and one of the more prolific of the new Dwarf varieties.
- Dwarf Tomato Project
- Wonderfully sweet taste and high production for this green-when-ripe from the Dwarf Project. Consistent sized fruit of about 3" that ripen to a slight amber color in the skin but the flesh is still very green. Added to other colors in a salad gives great eye appeal. Mid-season 75 days.
- Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12
Year grown: 2012
Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA
- Developed in the 2006-2012 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Green Giant, made in 2005 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia. The tomato originated as a selection of Barossa Fest 2 (which was selected and named by Patrina), found and named by Craig in 2007 after Sue's beloved uncle, Edward Kelly, who had recently passed away.
- Primary work on Dwarf Kelly Green was done by Craig LeHoullier (Raleigh, North Carolina), Patrina Nuske Small (Australia), and Michael Volk (Texas), with additional help from Lawrence Andris (Australia) and Sherry Long (Alaska).
- Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release in 2012.
- The Sample Seed Shop introduced the variety in 2012.
- More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - plant. 2013-07-02.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - flowers. 2013-06-23.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - flowers. 2013-07-02.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - ripe fruit. 2013-09-17.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - ripe fruit. 2013-10-06.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - sliced fruit. 2013-09-17.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Kelly Green - sliced fruit. 2013-10-06.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Dwarf Kelly Green - sliced fruit. 2012.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2014||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
Heritage Tomato Seed - new
The Sample Seed Shop
|2013||The Sample Seed Shop||.||.|
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