Dwarf Jade Beauty
85 days, dwarf
— Another in the line of the new dwarf varieties from the "Dwarf Tomato Project
." 'Dwarf Jade Beauty'
has deep green, rugose
potato leaf foliage and a very stout central stem,
growing to about four feet in height.
Its fruits are sweet, round, weigh two to five ounces, are green when ripe but can have a hint of pink blush on their blossom end.
'Dwarf Jade 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 Jade, which exhibits coloring similar to the fruit. It is a quite stable open-pollinated variety but still may produce the occasional off-type plant.
Others involved in its development were Lisa Moore, Richard Watson
(New Zealand), Howard Kushner, Russell Pietsch, and Bill
Minkey. Each packet contains approximately 20