90 days, dwarf
— 'Clare Valley Red' has rugose
, regular-leaf plants that are compact, sturdy, and reach about three feet in height. They produce ample amounts of uniform, globe shaped, red colored, three to six ounce, tomatoes with a typical red tomato flavor that is mild with a very slight tartness. Excellent for both fresh eating or canning. Although grow-outs in Australia indicate that it is an early to mid-season variety, here on the farm in Oregon, the majority of the fruits ripened for us in about 90 days.
In 2005, Patrina Nuske Small crossed 'Budai Torpe' and 'Black from Tula
' and created the "Grumpy family
." From this family, Patrina went on the select and stabilize 'Clare Valley Red', which she named after a wine producing area in South Australia's mid-north. Other's involved with its development were Craig LeHoullier
and Ted Maiden, with Bill Minkey growing out the final selection.
'Clare Valley Red' was originally introduced in Australia but introduced commercially in North America by the Victory Seed Company for the 2019 gardening season. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds.