Loxton Lass Dwarf Tomato

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

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Pkt (≈ 25 seeds)
VALUE SIZE: (≈ 85 seeds)

During our rigorous dwarf tomato trials, 'Loxton Lass' captivated us with its outstanding sweet & juicy flavor. Dwarf tomato plants are productive, easy to grow stout plants that only need a single stake for support - no pruning or fuss! Apricot orange, medium-sized slicing tomatoes weighing 6-12 ounces. Perfect for small gardens and container gardening. 70 days to maturity.

Experience the exceptional performance and taste of the 'Loxton Lass' Dwarf Tomato, a standout variety that debuted from Craig LeHoullier's Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project. It is a true gift to gardeners everywhere as part of the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), ensuring this incredible cultivar remains unpatented and available for generations to come. This indeterminate variety promises not just a feast for the palate, but also a celebration of community and open-source collaboration. 

The journey of 'Loxton Lass' began with a cross between 'Rosella Purple' and 'Orange Heirloom' by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009, lovingly dubbed "Rosy." Its name pays homage to the country town in a citrus-rich river land region of South Australia, chosen by Patrina herself. The dedication to stabilizing this variety was shared by a collaborative team, including Willa Osis, Doug Frank, Sue Bailey, Nancy Ruhl, Shawn Conant, Craig LeHoullier, and Bill Minkey. Indeterminate.

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. These tomato plants are dwarf and only need to be staked with a sturdy stake - no pruning required. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by watering with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years.