90 days, dwarf
— A mid to late season, rugose
, potato leaf dwarf which was the first bi-colored variety offered by the "Dwarf Tomato Project
." The medium to medium large (four to fourteen ounce), oblate fruit are yellow with red swirls with an outstanding, sweet flavor, and can be considered a dwarf version of one of its parents, 'Lucky Cross
'. 'Wherokowhai' means "red/yellow" in the native New Zealand Maori language and is pronounced "fer-dow-co-fi." It was named by New Zealand project member Richard Watson.
Developed by members of the "Dwarf Tomato Project
" as a selection out of the "Dizzy family
" ('Dwarf Russian Swirl
' and 'Lucky Cross
'). Wherokowhai is the collaborative work of Ray South, Richard Watson (who named it), Craig LeHoullier
, Martha Hufford, Soren Linnemann, Lyn Rancourt, Patrina Nuske Small, Michael Volk, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, Bill Minkey and Willa Osis. Introduced in 2014. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.