Small In Size But Giants In Yield; SUPER DWARFS PATIO TOMATOES

By Abby Lapides
Sugar Creek Gardens

How anyone can enjoy home grown tomatoes, even if they only have a small growing space. Ideal where space is limited, Super Dwarfs produce full-size tomatoes on manageable-size 3-4’ tall plants in small-spaces or patio containers. Super Dwarfs combine the best attributes of determinant plants’ small growth habit and indeterminants’ continual fruit production summer through fall. These tomatoes produce bumper-crop yields and rich flavor. Fantastic in salads, sandwiches, salsas, sliced with a touch of basil, or on their own. Super Dwarfs Tomatoes vary in size and shape, including fruits over 1 pound. Broad range of flavors—sweet, tangy, fruity and even a hint of saltiness—something to please everyone. A few of my favorites:

‘Rosella Purple’- It provides intensely flavorful fruit that rivals the top favorite Cherokee Purple, but on dwarf 3-4 foot tall plants. Easy-to-care-for sturdy, productive tomatoes, its fruit features a rich deep purple exterior and rich crimson interior. Its complex flavor is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Rosella Purple’s 6-12 oz. fruit has a dense, juicy texture. Pictured.

‘Boronia’- For beautiful, large fruit with rich flavor, but on small, manageable plants try Boronia Tomato. You can expect loads of plump purple, 1 lb. fruit with a taste that is full and delicious. As juicy and scrumptious as its big cousins but on dwarf 3 foot tall plants. Highly recommended for container growing, but also performs superbly in the garden.

‘Tasmanian Chocolate’ – Tasmanian Chocolate’s fruit ripens to deep mahogany 5-12 oz. with a taste that is full, balanced, and delicious. Plants grow 3-4’ tall.

Plant tomatoes in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter, and fertilizer, following manufacturer’s instructions. Tomatoes require a sunny spot that receives at least 6 hours of good sun a day. Keep tomatoes well watered, especially during dry spells.

See these and more tomatoes at SugarCreekGardens.com.