Banksia Queen

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Banksia Queen
Maturity midseason
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type regular, rugose
Fruit color golden, yellow
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Banskia Queen (1) - ripe fruit. 2015-09-09.


***NEW 2014 Release from Tomato Dwarf Project***. Indet. dwarf plants with regular rugose foliage. 3-10 oz bright golden yellow fruits with light yellow flesh. Ruffled shoulders. Very good balanced flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Patrina Nuske Small, Australia 14
2. Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 15 / Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 15

Year grown: 2015, 2016

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


The vigorous dwarf regular leaf plants are among the taller growing of the dwarfs. Producing a good yield of medium to medium large sized (6-12 ounces) oblate bright yellow tomatoes, with occasional lobing, Banksia Queen has delicious juicy pale yellow flesh with a good balance of sweet and tart.

Seed source:

Tomato Dwarf Project

Year grown:

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


  • Developed in the 2009-2014 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Elbe. Selected by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia in F2 generation (2009). Named by Patrina after an Australian native flower species Banksia.
  • Stabilization was the collaborative work of Patrina Nuske Small, Jon Schmuck, Gary Woods, Susan Oliverson, Bill Yoger, Susan Dzejachok, Danny Lee Turner, Shawn Connant, and Craig LeHoullier.
  • Released in 2014 in Southern Hemisphere.
  • More information about the development of this cultivar can be found on the Dwarf Tomato Project website.


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