Upstate Oxheart Tomato
Certified Organic Seed
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!
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|Art Pack (15 seeds)||$3.95||In Stock|
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.
|Days to Maturity||84 (from transplant)|
|Spacing in Row||18-24"|
|Spacing Between Rows||36"|
|Height at Maturity||10'|
Artwork by David Gordon. David uses his illustration skillsÃ¢â¬âhoned at Pixar and through childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s book illustration projectsÃ¢â¬âto imagine this mighty ox proudly displaying his big heart. In the background loom the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.