85 days, dwarf — The compact plants of Livingston's 'Dwarf Stone' have sparse, rugose leaf foliage, and produce attractive, red-colored, smooth fruit. Very prolific and the fruits ripen evenly. The fruit are larger than 'Dwarf Champion' but slightly smaller than standard ''Stone'.
"We consider this one of our best introductions, and, in our judgment, based on extended experience, one that will meet with general favor; especially will this be true with the class of growers whose gardening is limited to a few acres and where economy in saving land must be taken into account. The strong, upright habit of growth of Livingston's New DWARF Stone admits of very close planting, at least a half closer each way than the distance required for the ordinary vining varieties. In small gardens the plants may be set 18 X 24 inches apart each way and yet produce an abundant crop. The shape of the fruit is very desirable and beautifully smooth, with a good skin, which is free from cracks about the stem end. It is very solid, ripens very evenly, and is of most excellent quality."
Our original seed was sent to us by Craig LeHoullier who obtained it from the National Seed Storage Lab as accession number NSL 5805. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.