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Old January 23, 2014   #1
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Default New Big Dwarf

I found this one at TGS, and it was listed as a 60 day dwarf from before 1915. Looking elsewhere, it seems it is more commonly listed as a 90 day variety. Anyway, I took note of the parents and bought a pack from TGS.
Has anybody here tried this variety? I cannot find much here on it.
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Old January 23, 2014   #2
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I've grown it and would say it's a productive variety somewhere between both of those numbers. For a dwarf it has decent medium sized fruit.

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Old January 23, 2014   #3
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Hi Mark,
I grew it outdoors in a bed last summer. One of the later ones to ripen for me, not until September in my garden. It's a nice tomato though, good size, nice shape, pink and tasty. Next to the GWR emerald giant the most productive of the few dwarfs I grew but a bit late for outdoors in my area. I think I would grow it in a pot next time so I could move it into the greenhouse for a few extra weeks at the end of the season.
I know taste is variable and subjective but for me it had a big traditional tomato flavor, not sweet.
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I grow it every year. It is a great red beefsteak on a dwarf plant. I grow it in an "earthbox" and that speeds up the growth as the soil warms much quicker. As I recall, it doesn't come in early as Rosella Purple or Summertime Gold, but it certainly isn't as late as 90 days. I would say it is more like 75 days. I think you will be happy with it.
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Mark I grew a row of 50 plants one year and I liked it.
Short stocky and about the only thing you need to support them is a stick.

One of the first to put on fruit which is good for yours and my growing season.
Yours because of the cold mine because of the heat.

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Good taste, thin skin, productive, quite big fruit (around 350g - 0.7 lb?)
Prone to catfacing, disease magnet - needs dry conditions.
The disease part makes me not plant it anymore unfortunately, starts very well but just doesn't get far.
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I grow it every year. It is a great red beefsteak on a dwarf plant. I grow it in an "earthbox" and that speeds up the growth as the soil warms much quicker. As I recall, it doesn't come in early as Rosella Purple or Summertime Gold, but it certainly isn't as late as 90 days. I would say it is more like 75 days. I think you will be happy with it.


NBD is described as a pink tomato when I look it up. The ones I grew were pink as well.
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Thanks everyone, I am going to try them in smart pots, two per pot. I will post the results. Thanks again.
Karen they are actually in an envelope now. (lol) Worth, it is strange how both of us has a short growing season.
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Old January 24, 2014   #9
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One of the first varieties I grew after joining TVille. I was and still am impressed by this variety. Many of the Dwarf Project varieties has NBD in the lineage.

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...=New+Big+Dwarf
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It's a remarkable pink beefsteak. Love the flavor and fruit size considering how small the plant is.http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/New_Big_Dwarf
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I'll echo the others, it is productive and tasty.
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Old February 15, 2014   #12
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I'll dissent. Grew it last summer in an Earthbox. Well grown. Biggest tomato was probably 6 oz; most 3-4 oz, "gnarly-looking" toms. (Size is basically the same as Dwarf Champion.) Perhaps it doesn't like containers? My seed was from a reputable source.
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Old February 15, 2014   #13
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Produced ok, but everything was catfaced
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Old February 17, 2014   #14
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I'm growing them for the first time this year too. Interested to see how well they do in a 10 gallon pot.

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No problem growing NBD in containers. My seed source was

http://www.victoryseeds.com/tomato_new-big-dwarf.html
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