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Wherokowhai Tomato

Wherokowhai Tomato

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Wherokowhai  Open Source Seed Initiative

90 days, dwarf — A mid to late season, rugose, potato leaf dwarf which was the first bi-colored variety offered by the "Dwarf Tomato Project."  The medium to medium large (four to fourteen ounce), oblate fruit are yellow with red swirls with an outstanding, sweet flavor, and can be considered a dwarf version of one of its parents, 'Lucky Cross'. 'Wherokowhai' means "red/yellow" in the native New Zealand Maori language and is pronounced "fer-dow-co-fi." It was named by New Zealand project member Richard Watson.

Developed by members of the "Dwarf Tomato Project" as a selection out of the "Dizzy family" ('Dwarf Russian Swirl' and 'Lucky Cross'). Wherokowhai is the collaborative work of Ray South, Richard Watson (who named it), Craig LeHoullier, Martha Hufford, Soren Linnemann, Lyn Rancourt, Patrina Nuske Small, Michael Volk, Bill Yoder, Doug Frank, Bill Minkey and Willa Osis. Introduced in 2014. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
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In an effort to keep this variety available to home gardeners, 'Wherokowhai' has been released by "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 'Wherokowhai' 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.

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