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Old April 26, 2018   #1
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Hi,

I have seedlings of these dwarfs:

Arctic rose
Orange cream
Purple heart
Rosella purple
Tasmanian chocolate
Uluru ochre
Yukon quest


But I dont have room for all of them. The ones I don't grow will live with my parents or with friends.

Who has grows some of these dwarfs? Which ones did you like best? We don't have hot weather here. So the name 'Arctic' Rose appeals to me.

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Old April 26, 2018   #2
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I didn't find Arctic Rose particularly notable. It was a tomato, fair enough, it does produce in cool climates. I started it in August of 2016, it overwintered in a pop-up greenhouse and produced in April 2017. It was an early tomato when I had no other, but nothing unforgettable. Just a good standby, though it had some disease and pest issues from the wet winter in the greenhouse (according to my notes).

Uluru Ochre and Purple Heart both grew well here in the foggy Bay Area and were very tasty. Uluru Ochre in particular survived pest and disease pressure and lived on to produce a second year.

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Old April 26, 2018   #3
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I grew a bunch of dwarfs last year - 3 that you listed:

Rosella purple
Tasmanian chocolate
Uluru ochre

Taz had great taste and the best production of the three. Rosella purple and Uluru were a close second. The only other dwarf that I grew that ranked that high was New Big Dwarf.

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Old April 26, 2018   #4
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I grew Yukon Quest last year. Not a large plant for me, maybe 2.5 ft, with tasty med size sweet pink fruit.
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Old April 26, 2018   #5
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Uluru looks like an orange tomato that has been kicked down some stairs, but it is delicious, with a unique flavor for an orange variety, not just one dimensional sweetness. Tasmanian Chocolate is another favorite of mine that I grow every year.
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Old April 27, 2018   #6
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The only one on your list I have grown is Rosella Purple, and I LOVE it! Complex flavor, and good production, reliably. One of my favorites, for sure.
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I love Rosella Purple too and have grown it twice. I quite liked Arctic Rose as well.

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Old April 28, 2018   #8
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Thanks. I think I'll go for Tasmanian chocolate, Uluru ochre and two others.
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Old May 3, 2018   #9
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Tasmanian chocolate, Uluru ochre and Rosella Purple are planted in my garden. My parents had room for one plant of each variety.
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I believe I've grown Purple Heart the last two years, and think it was a beautiful plant for me, but last year I sometimes got fruit with no juice. It's really hot here,I grow in Earthboxes, and it could have been a water thing.

I've been trying to grow Rosella Purple for years, and finally grew some seedlings to plant out this year. I hope you'll share your exploits!

I'm trying to attach my grow list. Should be Awesome, Beauty King. I have a few others.
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I tried to grow Purple Heart in an earthbox last year. They cracked badly. I got very little edible fruit. But what I got tasted fine. I may try again in a growbag or raised bed next year.

I grew Mr Snow this year in a 15 gallon grow bag. It’s very productive, but the flavor is not as intense as I would like.

I’m considering Tasmanian Chocolate or Tasty-wine next year in the growbag. TC sounds like it has the flavor complexity that appeals to me. So how did your TC work out, Ann?
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Old August 23, 2018   #12
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I am LOVING Sneaky Sauce. This picture has Rosella Purple too, , and the second picture has some others as well.
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I have grown all of those excepting Yukon Quest. I found what Cole Robbi said about Uluru Ochre to be hilarious and accurate at the same time. It is a very tasty tomato but it looks like something the cat coughed up! I loved Dwarf Orange Cream as well although the plant I have this year has yet to produce any tomatoes as it kept dropping flowers in the unusual heat and humidity. Purple heart was a nice tomato that I would grow again. Rosella purple as well. Dwarf Arctic Rose was an early tomato but unexceptional. I love the dark tomatoes so Tasmanian Chocolate was great too. I hope that helps.
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