Dwarf Arctic Rose

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Dwarf Arctic Rose
Maturity midseason
Growth habit dwarf, indet.
Leaf type regular, rugose
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape round, oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type stabilized intentional cross, created heirloom
Country Australia, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dwarf Arctic Rose - sliced fruit. 2014-08-18.


Early to mid-season. Det., dwart (tree-type) plants with rugose regular foliage stay quite compact and do not require pruning. Pink round oblate fruits with smooth shoulders, 3-7 oz. Very good balanced flavor.

Seed source:

Heritage Tomato Seed 14 / Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes of Airdrie 13

Year grown: 2013*, 2014

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


Early to mid season. Regular leaf, dark green rugose foliage, stout central stem, grows to 3 feet tall - relatively compact for a Dwarf project release. Fruit are smooth and round to oblate, ranging from 3-8 ounces, and ripen pink (clear skin, red interior). Flavor is well balanced and delicious.

Seed source:

Dwarf Tomato Project

Year grown:



Dwarf plant with regular rugose foliage, Determinate, very early (58 days), 5 oz, pink fruit with excellent taste.

Seed source:

Sherry Sheisl, Alaska 12

Year grown: 2011, 2012

Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA


  • Developed in the 2006-2012 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Budai Torpe and Black from Tula, made in 2005 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia. Sherry Shiesl and Susan Bailey of Alaska carried out the majority of the selection work on this new variety, which was named collaboratively by them in 2011.
  • Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee did the finalizing work and seed propagation (F8) for release in 2012.
  • Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes of Airdrie 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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