Dwarf Sweet Sue – $1.75

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Dwarf Sweet Sue

(photos courtesy of project members Paul Fish, Ted Maiden, and Patrina Nuske Small)

15 seeds – limited 2014 stock –  please limit purchases to one pack

    • indeterminate, Dwarf -
    • potato leaf, rugose -
    • mid season -

Dwarf Sweet Sue is a 2011-2012 release by the Dwarf Tomato Project and is my favorite large yellow of those released to date. I lost several of the Dwarf Sweet Sue seed plants to TSWV this season (2013) so my seed stock is very limited. Please limit purchases to one pack.

Dwarf Sweet Sue is a product of the Dwarf Tomato Project, originating in the Sneezy family (Golden Dwarf Champion X Green Giant, cross made by Patrina in 2005). 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!) Dwarf Sweet Sue is an indeterminate potato leaf Dwarf that will reach from 4-5 feet 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. Primary work on Dwarf Sweet Sue was done by Craig, David, Patrina, Michael Volk, and Susan Anderson, with additional help from Russell Pietzch (Australia), Stephanie Gernert, Martha Hufford, Ruth TenBrink, Paul Fish, and Carol Knapp. Ted Maiden did the finalizing work and seed propagation for release.

For more information on the Dwarf Tomato Project check out the project’s site here or Craig’s site here.

Seed Source: Ted Maiden, Tennessee 2012