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
Waratah originated from a cross between Wilpena and Cherokee Purple in 2008 made by Patrina Nuske Small named Plentiful F1. Waratah is a mid-season rugose regular leaf dwarf with prolific medium to large 6 – 12oz oblate red densely fleshed tasty fruit. Plants reach around a metre+ / 3-4 ft by end of season and need staking to support the weight of fruit. This variety was selected and named by Patrina. The Waratah is a large native Australian red flower, the floral emblem of New South Wales where Patrina currently lives.