Crop: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Breeder: Dwarf Tomato Dwarf Tomato Project
OSSI Pledge Date: 1/27/2017
Release Date: 1/27/2017
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
Loxton Lad originated from a cross between Rosella Purple and Orange Heirloom made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 named Rosy F1. Loxton Lad is a mid-season rugose regular leaf dwarf producing large smooth oblate orange fruit in the 9 – 18oz range, meaty and juicy. Support is necessary to prevent branches breaking from the weight of fruit. Plants have sturdy stems, robust rugose foliage, and reach about a metre+/ 3-4 ft by end of season. Selected and named by Patrina, Loxton Lad appeared in an early generation of Loxton Lass, being larger with similar taste but less sweetness than Loxton Lass. And as with Loxton Lass, the name Loxton is derived from the town of that name in the riverland citrus growing region of South Australia.