Deep crimson, meaty and juicy elongated fruits with a loosely heart-shaped appearance are produced in abundance all set on sturdy, compact plants which are perfect for pots or containers.
If you are of the mindset that a tomato should be red, then Dwarf Red Heart is your perfect tomato! Be sure to have sturdy supports in place though because while diminutive in size, this plant will become a beast.
HISTORY: In 2006, Bill Jeffers discovered an unique plant in a patch of 20 dwarf plants he grew from a pack of mixed dwarf seeds sent from Long Island Seed Project where Kent Ettlinger had grown out several colors of Dwarf Champion types, all round, mixed GWR, yellow, red, and pink.
This was one plant produced one ounce, conical bullet shaped, red tomatoes but after growing it out for a couple more seasons, the tomatoes got longer, stayed pointed and red, but the short bush became a bit taller, maybe 2 1/2 feet tall and appearing more like a rugose plant with sauce tomatoes.
Jeffers sent some seeds to Dan McMurray who got the most attractive fruit shape, long, pointed, fat cones on a dwarf plant. He named them Dwarf Red Heart.
Sold in a 3.5" pot.
DWARF RED HEART
GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
LEAF TYPE: Rugose, Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Elogated hearts; variable
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
ORIGIN: Open-pollinated, USA