New Big Dwarf
90 days, dwarf
— S. M. Isbell & Co. bred this variety by selecting from crosses of 'Ponderosa
' with 'Dwarf Champion
' and released it in their 1909 seed annual. The goal, which they accomplished, was to produce a variety with large, pink fruit on compact, rugose
In their 1915 catalog they wrote, "Isbell's New Big Dwarf is so distinct and so meritorious that we are proud to offer it to tomato lovers of America and the world. We earnestly hope everyone who receives our catalogue will plant this grand new sort in 1915."
Ninety years later, we believe that these words still ring true. It is a variety of merit. The large (one pound), delicious fruits develop on dwarf, short, bushy, two to four foot tall plants. It is also noted that they do well in pots. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.