Dwarf Johnson’s Cherry
Crop: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Breeder: Dwarf Tomato Dwarf Tomato Project
OSSI Pledge Date: 1/1/2021
Release Date: 2021
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Stability: Finished Variety
65 days, dwarf — The rugose, regular leaf plants of ‘Dwarf Johnson’s Cherry’ are early maturing and very prolific. The small, cherry-type fruit that are pink in color, pleasantly flavored, and sure to please those looking for pink colored cherry tomatoes to grow in containers or in small spaces.
‘Dwarf Johnson’s Cherry’ got its start when Craig LeHoullier crossed ‘Rosella Crimson‘ with ‘Everglades‘, thus creating the “Zelly” family. Susan Oliverson did the selection and naming, as well as all development work, with Bill Minkey growing out the first distribution for the Dwarf Tomato Project. It was introduced by the Victory Seed Company for the 2021 gardening season.