70 days, dwarf
— The vigorous, high yielding, rugose
, regular leaf dwarf plants of 'Kookaburra Cackle' produce lots of smooth, oblate shaped, beautiful, brown colored fruit that have a pleasant flavor that is on the tart side.
This "Dwarf Tomato Project
" variety originated with a cross between an early generation "Sleepy family
" selection called 'Wilpena' and 'Cherokee Purple
' made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named "Plentiful
." 'Kookaburra Cackle' was selected and named by Patrina. When asked the significance behind the name, Patrina said, "Kookaburra
[is] an iconic Australian bird similar to a kingfisher but brown and beige, and the song / call sounds like a human laughing, hence the 'cackle'.
Other project members to helped stabilized this variety were Patrina, Rich Hawksworth, and Craig LeHoullier
. The starting seed sample was grown and provided by Bill Minkey. Introduced for the 2016 gardening season. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.