Meet Fred’s Tye Dye. I don’t know who Fred is but I love his tomato. This is another tomato out of the Dwarf Tomato Project. It is the most beautiful color, hopefully you can see the stripes in this picture, it is from my garden. The taste was delicious. The growth habit very manageable as you can see below. This is a mid season producer and is one of the taller dwarfs although mine didn’t get any taller than 4 feet. It was one of the first ones to color up. As with any heirloom, size varies from baseball to softball size. One of the other things I like about the dwarfs is their stocky stems and their rugose, regular leaves, very crinkly and dark green.
- A Little History: Developed by the members of the Dwarf Tomato Project from a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred and Pink Berkeley Tie-Dyemade by Vince Lavallo and named Messy. It was selected and named by Vince.
Over all, I was impressed with the tomatoes I grew out of the Dwarf Tomato Project with the exception of one.