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Old January 23, 2014   #1
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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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Old January 23, 2014   #4
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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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Old January 23, 2014   #5
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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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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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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.
This is my experience also; except I maybe get 1 tomato per plant if I'm lucky. I've tried growing multiple plants (containers, earthboxes).

It isn't even limited to NBD either, it is ANY plant with rugose leaves. Megabite, Totem, Bush Beefstake.

Mine start out beautiful, but the plant is tight and the leaves get so leathery. For those of you in hot, humid environments, how are you successful with this?
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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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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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Old June 29, 2014   #11
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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

What does NBD mean? and is this a pro or con in its lineage?
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The plant is in a 10 gallon grow bag, and has quite a few 2-5 oz tomatoes set. I did like the taste, I will probably grow it again for fun.
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What does NBD mean? and is this a pro or con in its lineage?
NBD = New Big Dwarf the tomato variety this thread is talking about.
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Old January 24, 2014   #14
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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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