Tomatomania’s Tomato of The Year for 2023
Tomatomania's Tomato of the Year:
‘Dwarf Melanie's Ballet’
The Little Tomato with Big Flavor
How Do We Decide on
The Tomato of the Year?
Tomatoes are a staple in most gardens and a favorite in many households. But with so many varieties available, how do you choose which one to grow? That's where Tomatomania and Roger's Gardens come in, as each year they select a Tomato of the Year, which is a big deal and a responsibility that we do not take lightly. In 2023, Tomatomania and Roger’s Gardens are proud to announce that Dwarf Melanie's Ballet is the Tomato of the Year. This little tomato packs a big punch of flavor, making it the perfect choice for gardeners and tomato enthusiasts alike. Previous Tomato of the Years include such incredible winners as Bronze Torch, Madame Marmande, Lava Flow and Thorburn’s Terra Cotta.
Why Did ‘Meanie’s Ballet’ Get
Selected as Tomato of the Year?
One of the things that sets Dwarf Melanie's Ballet apart is the plants’ size. While some gardeners might be hesitant to grow a small tomato, its size is actually its superpower. Dwarf Melanie's Ballet is perfect for gardeners who grow in containers or raised beds, as it takes up less space than larger varieties. This also means you can plant more tomatoes per square foot, which will increase your harvest potential. And with an early harvest, even the most impatient gardener will be satisfied.
What Does it Taste Like?
Dwarf Melanie's Ballet is not like a traditional beefsteak tomato, but it still offers a full, delicious tomato flavor. The first time you try it, you might not be completely satisfied, but that's because it needs to ripen a bit more. Wait a couple of days after you think it's ripe, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the depth of flavor. This tomato is a deep, beautiful pink color and has a meaty texture that makes it ideal for slicing and eating on its own, as well as in salads, sauces, and other dishes.
How is the Production?
When it comes to production, Dwarf Melanie's Ballet is a winner. Although it is a small plant, it produces more than you might expect. It's also a tidier tomato that requires less support, which makes it ideal for gardeners who want a manageable crop. You can plant it closer together or pair two in a large pot to make the most of your space. And with its early harvest, you'll be enjoying fresh tomatoes from your garden before you know it.
How Do We Use It?
Dwarf Melanie's Ballet is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a small, early-harvest tomato with big flavor. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, this tomato is sure to please and make a great addition to your garden. So don't wait any longer, start planting Dwarf Melanie's Ballet today! You will love this tomato and be very happy with the results.