Vegetables and Fruit forum: Dwarf Tomatoes - Rosella Crimson

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Name: Carolee
Silver City NM 7,000 Ft. (Zone 7a)
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Apr 13, 2017 3:30 PM CST
Just bought seeds for Rosella Crimson & Loxton Lad. Cannot find the height of either of these anywhere on multiple sites. Does anyone know??
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Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Apr 14, 2017 7:22 PM CST
As part of the group who helped develop Rosella Crimson I can give you the height in my garden in Nebraska. Over three years and 6 plants planted in-ground they were between three and four feet tall and about two and a half to three feet across. In NM at your altitude they should be a bit smaller. In containers my experience is that they would be maybe 20% shorter and narrower than if planted in the soil.

RC for me in the final iteration, the generation put out for commercial sale, gave fruit the was in the 6 ounce range average and 10 ounce for the largest tomato. Very good tasting for a dwarf. My production was relatively low with at most 15 tomatoes per plant. Others had better production.

Sorry, no experience with Loxton Lad.
Name: Carolee
Silver City NM 7,000 Ft. (Zone 7a)
High Desert Mama
Apr 14, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Thanks so much --- appreciate your info. I have trouble judging because most of my regular tomatoes grow way out of their 6 ft. support cages into the 7-10 ft. range even when they are supposed to be shorter. That's why I am trying Dwarfs. In my raised beds they take over everything else.
I'll let you know how mine do this summer.

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