Adelaide Festival Tomato
'Adelaide Festival' dwarf tomato.

Adelaide Festival Tomato

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Rich purple fruits and green stripes that ripen to olive-gold. Excellent balanced flavor.
Adelaide Festival Certified Naturally Grown Seed Open Source Seed Initiative

80 days, dwarf — 'Adelaide Festival' is a vigorous, rugose, regular leaf variety that produces fruits that are a rich purple color (clear skinned black) with green stripes that ripen to olive-gold. They are medium-sized (six to ten ounce), smooth, oblate in shape, very juicy and tender with a delicious, well-balanced flavor that is neither too tart or too sweet.

Developed by members of the "Dwarf Tomato Project" from a cross between 'Rosella Purple' and 'Pink Berkeley Tie Dye'. It was selected and named by Patrina Nuske Small of Australia in appreciation of the Adelaide Festival of Arts fireworks. Those who contributed to the development of 'Adelaide Festival' were Patrina, Amanda Fischer, Craig LeHoullier, Ted Maiden, Sue Bailey, Jessica Dubin, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, and Lisa Moore. Introduced in 2014. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
Fantastic flavor!
This tomato is so flavorful! I have always said that my favorite tomato was Cherokee Purple but I believe this tomato is better. The plant is not as prolific as Cherokee Purple, but it is a space saving plant that can be planted in small areas. I love the flavor!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Arlington, TX. on 5/27/2017
I grew in self watering grow bag lined creation pots. In a apartment deck lined apartment after selling my house after 40 years. This was my first totally container garden on an east facing wall with sun only till 2:00. This plant even survived a hit with lawn spray drift. It produced until mid Oct. Wonderful plant , strong, pretty with good fruit. I gave seedlings to several friends and they loved it also.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from BUFFALO , NY. on 12/10/2017
Ok, but not great for me.
This is a very compact plant that produces medium size tomatoes. The first few I got off the plant tasted terrible and I was ready to write this one off, but the flavor of the next few improved. The flavor is now good, but nothing to really get me too excited. Production has been just OK. I might try to grow this one again, but I have a few other dwarf plants that I want to try before I give this one another shot.
VSC NOTES: Mario makes a good point. The conditions that a plant is grown in have about as much to do with flavor components being developed as do a cultivar's genetics.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Rochester. on 8/19/2019
Gorgeous color, full, rich flavor
As the co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Project, I've decided to embark on reviewing all of the ones I've grown. This one was grown when we lived in Raleigh (zone 8) in a 5 gallon grow bag, in 2016. The regular leaf dwarf growing plant yielded well and exhibited good tolerance to my typical tomato issues, early blight and septoria. First harvested fruit was 70 days from transplant, with medium sized slightly oblate tomatoes as large as 10 ounces. I found the flavor well balanced, pleasant, very good. The purple coloring overlaid with greenish stripes was eye-catching and attractive.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Raleigh NC. on 2/6/2022
Just ok when under lights in pots.
I did these under lights in pots. I can’t speak for outdoor conditions. Flavor was meh, okay.

VSC NOTES: Thank you for your review and for the disclaimer. It is very useful to hear how varieties perform in various growing conditions, including indoor grows where fruit complexity may not develop in the absence of sunlight.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Lancaster PA. on 7/9/2021
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