Dwarf Wild Fred

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Developed in the 2006-2011 by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Carbon with New Big Dwarf made in 2006 by Bruce Bradshaw, and named Sleazy. Others involved in its development are Martha Hufford, Vincent LaValle, Michael Volk (Texas), Frederick Denny (Germany), Lyne Rancourt (Canada), Doug McSee (Australia), and Bill Minkey (Wisconsin). This variety was selected and named by Craig LeHoullier after his father Wilfred, from a humorous misspelling of his name in a church bulletin. First introduced commercially by Tomato Growers Supply in 2011. First offered in the Seed Savers 2013 Yearbook by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin, seeds from Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina. Indeterminate, dwarf (tree-type) plants with rugose regular leaf produce loads of large black/purple fruits that are shaped like beefsteaks. 6-12 oz. Excellent flavor, rich and smoky, with some sweetness. Especially recommended for small gardens or for growing in 5-gallon (or larger) containers as patio tomatoes. As with all of the new dwarf varieties, this compact tomato will require staking to support the fruit.

Fruit Colors
Black/Purple
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Medium
Fruit Weights
6-12 oz
Culinary Uses
Salad / Slicer
Maturities
Midseason
Plant Types
Dwarf / Indeterminate
Origins
North Carolina
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet