Maralinga Dwarf Tomato
'Maralinga' dwarf tomato slice. Image courtesy of Scott Jacobs, Atlanta, GA.

Maralinga Dwarf Tomato

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Maralinga Certified Naturally Grown Seed Open Source Seed Initiative

75 days, dwarf — The rugose, regular leaf plants produce heavy yields of rich-brown (yellow skinned black) tomatoes with deep crimson flesh that range between six to twelve ounces. The flavor shares the typical intensity of the best black tomatoes; rich, intense and memorable.

'Maralinga' is a "Dwarf Tomato Project" variety that originated with a cross between an early generation selection from the "Sleepy family" called 'Wilpena' and 'Cherokee Purple' made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2008 and named "Plentiful."

'Maralinga' was selected and named by Patrina who tells us that Maralinga is a, "site in an arid area of South Australia where the British carried out atom bomb tests in the 1950s causing trauma to the indigenous people who were displaced, and terrible radiation pollution. The original tomato had an explosion of beetroot red interior flesh colour, so the naming of this tomato is a kind of memorial I guess."

The project members that helped in the stabilization process were Craig LeHoullier, Patrick Sullivan, Lisa Moore, Rich Hawksworth, Shawn Conant, Scott Jacobs, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, and Bill Minkey working on its stabilization. Introduced for the 2016 gardening season. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
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I grew these in 36 gallon totes that I had drilled out. They produced a few tomatoes before the heat did them in here, but the flavor and size were superb.
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