Iditarod Red

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Iditarod Red
Maturity early
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type regular, rugose
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round, pointed
Fruit size small
Fruit type slicer, salad
Variety type created heirloom
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Iditarod Red - ripe fruit. 2012-09-22.


Early to mid season. Indet., dwarf (tree-type) plants with dark green regular rugose foliage, grow to 4' tall, perfect for a large pot. Small round red fruits, some showing a nippled blossom end, 1-4 oz. Balanced and pleasant flavor. (20 seeds / 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)


Indet. 4' dwarf plant that will load up and keep producing all the way to frost. Superb flavor that makes great salads or juice. Early, 70 days.

Seed source:

Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12

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. This tomato was named by Sue Bailey of Alaska after the world class dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.
  • A selection grown by Richard Allen of Australia was sent to Sue Bailey of Alaska, who found and named Iditarod Red. Variety development was handled primarily by Sue, with help from Doug Frank, and seed 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.


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