Dwarf Beryl Beauty
90 days, dwarf
— Mid-season variety — One of the more productive new dwarf varieties from the "Dwarf Tomato Project
." 'Dwarf Beryl Beauty'
has deep green, rugose
potato leaf foliage and a very stout central stem,
growing to four feet in height, and perhaps a bit more depending upon conditions.
smooth and round, ranging from three to five ounces, and barely change color upon ripening
- though a pale pink blossom end blush develops on many of the fruit. The flesh
is bright green, and the flavor is balanced, full and delicious.
Beauty' originated from a cross between 'Golden Dwarf Champion
' (a medium fruited
yellow dwarf) with 'Green Giant
', made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in
Australia. This variety was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier
after the gemstone Beryl, which exhibits coloring similar to the fruit. Now in its ninth generation, it is a quite stable open-pollinated variety but still may produce the occasional off-type plant.
Others involved in its development are Michael Volk, Richard Watson
(New Zealand), Howard Kushner, Lisa Moore, Reinhard Kraft (Germany) and Bill
Minkey. Introduced in 2011. Each packet contains approximately 20