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The Dwarf Tomato Project, a cooperative plant breeding venture between growers in the United States and Australia, has produced loads of new varieties in recent years. We adore this one for its small, tasty, gorgeously pale-colored fruit and the plants’ solid stature and disease resistance. Although the fruit are lunar white, “Mandurang,” a town in Australia, means “Black Cicada” in the indigenous language of the area. They are equally enjoyable under the constellations of either hemisphere.
Hudson Valley Art Packs
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Artwork by Sam Gray. Sam's work, an acrylic rendering on paper, captures the lunar luminosity of Mandurang Moon. The hand reaching upward suggests the role that human stewards play in shaping new plant varieties.
Dwarf habit, suitable for containers. Start seeds indoors in a warm location with plenty of light. Transplant outdoors after last spring frost, when seedlings are at least 5" high. Provide light staking to support plants at fruit set. Harvest when fruits are cream-colored with a slight yellow blush and about 2" long ovals.