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‘Dwarf Hannah’s Prize’ was developed by the members of the ‘Dwarf Tomato Project’ in 2005-2017 from the ‘Softy’ line, which came from a cross made by Sherry Long in 2012 by crossing German ‘Red Strawberry’ with ‘Dwarf Stone’. Named by Susan Oliverson, who carried out essentially all of the stabilization efforts. Dee Sackett and Craig LeHoullier provided a bit of help on the original ‘Softy’ family work. The original release lot of seed was grown by Bill Minkey and it was released in 2018.
Indeterminate, dwarf-type plants with regular and rugose leaf foliage produce a high yield of medium-sized, about 6-12 oz, round red fruit. Some of the plants can occasionally produce striped fruit – red with green stripes, changing to golden yellow when fully ripe. Excellent, rich tomato flavor.
This variety is associated with the ‘Open Source Seed Initiative’ (OSSI), which means, that: ‘You have the freedom to use these OSSI seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents, or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives’*.
*The ‘Dwarf Hannah’s Prize’ seed packets that are share or sell should include this information (‘OSSI Pledge’).