Barossa Fest

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Barossa Fest
Maturity midseason
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type potato, rugose
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type created heirloom, stabilized intentional cross
Country Australia, USA

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***NEW 2017 Release from Tomato Dwarf Project***. OSSI-Pledged variety. Indet. dwarf (tree-type) plants with rugose potato leaf foliage. Round yellow fruits. 3-? oz. Very juicy, super flavorful, sweet and acidic.

Seed source:

1. Patrina Nuske Small, Australia 16
2. Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 17 / Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 17

Year grown: 2016(1 - crop failure), 2017

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


  • Developed in the 2005-2016 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Golden Dwarf Champion and Green Giant by Patrina Nuske Small in 2005 which she named Sneezy. Named by Patrina after The Barossa Valley, one of South Australia's premier wine-growing regions where vintage festivals are celebrated each harvest season.
  • Developed and selected by Patrina Nuske-Small, AUstralia and Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) with help from Lou Larrieu and Carl Matthei.
  • The seeds for release were produced by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) in 2017.
  • 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.
  • Introduced commercially by {{}} in 2017.


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