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Sturt Desert Pea Tomato

Sturt Desert Pea Tomato

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Certified Natural Grown
Sturt Desert Pea Open Source Seed Initiative

70 days, dwarf — The vigorous, rugose, regular leaf plants of 'Sturt Desert Pea' produce excellent yields of smooth, oblate, four to eight ounce, red fruit that have a pleasant, well-balanced flavor.

This "Dwarf Tomato Project" variety was selected and named by Patrina Nuske Small from the project’s "Plentiful family." Involved in its stabilization were Patrina, Craig LeHoullier, Stuart Pollack, Susan Dzejachok, Rich Hawksworth, Lisa Moore and Bill Minkey.

When asked about the name, Patrina told us that it was chosen in honor of Charles Sturt. He was, ". . . a 19th century British explorer who led expeditions into the inhospitable desert interiors of Australia looking for rivers or an inland 'sea'. An intensely red shiny legume flower was named 'Sturt Desert Pea' in recognition of his work." Introduced for the 2016 gardening season. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
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In an effort to keep this variety available to home gardeners, 'Sturt Desert Pea' has been released by the "The Dwarf Tomato Project" (the breeder) to the public under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, if you save seeds or use 'Sturt Desert Pea' to breed a new variety, 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. To learn more about this program, click here.