Upstate Oxheart Tomato
Dense 3-lb. fruits with exceptional flavor.
Who can resist a giant tomato? One quick pluck and voila! a plateful of sweet, soft eating. These oxhearts are the biggest of the big. A local gardener donated this seed to us, and we were instantly smitten. Its fruits are huge, weight up to 3 lbs.; its flavor is exceptional; its texture is dense and multi-layered with heart-like flaps and cavities. And while this variety is a gardener's dream, it's a bit of a seed company nightmare: it produces very few seeds per fruit, which means we have to grow a ton of plants to get enough seeds for our packs!
|Art Pack (15 seeds)
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Indeterminate. Start seeds indoors 6-10 weeks prior to last frost. Transplant after threat of frost has passed. Begin pruning and staking when plants reach 12-18" high. Requires full sun, moderate soil, and infrequent watering. Harvest when fruits are fully rose colored and are soft to the touch. Fruits are largest on well-pruned plants.
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|84 (from transplant)
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Artwork by David Gordon. David uses his illustration skills—honed at Pixar and through children's book illustration projects—to imagine this mighty ox proudly displaying his big heart. In the background loom the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.