Dwarf Sweet Sue
|Dwarf Sweet Sue|
|Growth habit||dwarf, indet.|
|Leaf type||potato, rugose|
|Fruit shape||round, oblate|
|Variety type||stabilized intentional cross, created heirloom|
- Indet. dwarf (tree-type) plants with potato leaf foliage. Round and oblate yellow fruits, 3-7 oz, some with pinkish blush at the blossom end that becomes more pronounced towards the peak of summer. Delicious full and sweet flavor, juicy flesh. High yields. (15 seeds / packet)
- Darlene Starr, Landenberg, Pennsylvania 13 / Heritage Tomato Seed 12 / Ted Maiden, Tennessee / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12
Year grown: 2013, 2015, 2017
- Dwarf Sweet Sue is an indeterminate potato leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5' tall by the end of the growing season, and produced variably shaped (oblate to round), smooth, bright yellow fruit in the 5-10 ounce range, that take on a pronounced pink blossom end blush when very ripe. The fruit have a well balanced, full, delicious flavor with particularly sweet overtones. Dwarf Sweet Sue seems to be quite disease tolerant and one of the more prolific of the new Dwarf varieties.
- Dwarf Tomato Project
- Round oblate yellow fruit with pale pink striping at the blossom end. Taste is 8.5-9/10. Fruit averages 5-9 oz. Indet., rugose leaf dwarf plant. Good cropper - 70 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 Summertime Gold 3 (which was selected and named by David Lockwood), found and named by Craig in 2007 after his wife, Susan (who loved the tomato and is very sweet!)
- Primary work on Dwarf Sweet Sue was done by Craig LeHoullier (Raleigh, North Carolina), David Lockwood, Patrina Nuske Small (Australia), Michael Volk (Texas), and Susan Anderson (Texas), with additional help from Russell Pietzch (Australia), Stephanie Gernert, Martha Hufford, Ruth TenBrink, Paul Fish, and Carol Knapp (Wisconsin).
- Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release in 2012.
- Heritage Tomato Seed introduced the variety in 2012.
- This variety is now associated with the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI)
- The OSSI Pledge - " You have the freedom to use these OSSI seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents, or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives." The seed packets that you share or sell should include this information.
- More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Dwarf Sweet Sue - mature Plant. 2012.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - baby fruit. 2013-07-07.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - ripe fruit. 2013-08-27.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - ripe fruit. 2013-09-06.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - ripe fruit. 2013-09-17.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - ripe fruit. 2015-08-23.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Dwarf Sweet Sue - ripe fruit. 2012.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - sliced fruit. 2013-08-25.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - sliced fruit. 2013-09-06.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - sliced fruit. 2013-09-17.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Sweet Sue - sliced fruit. 2015-08-23.
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|2018||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||.||.|
|2017||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||.||.|
|2016||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||.||.|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - sold out for 2015||.||.|
|2014||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
Heritage Tomato Seed
|2013||Heritage Tomato Seed - new||0||.|
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