Loxton Lad

Crop: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Use/Type: Dwarf

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.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners