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Oxheart Tomatoes

Oxheart type tomatoes are very meaty, have less juice and fewer seeds, not unlike a paste tomato. They can grow very large. Cuor di Bue is big, pink and lovely. Colors range from deep red, dark pink to bicolors. My particular favorite is the Orange Russian. Steve loves German Red Strawberry and Kosovo.Those are huge! They are very good for canning and cooking. We have several new varieties this year. Hungarian Heart and Livingston's Yellow Oxheart.

Remember that  ripening times are  from the time of transplanting into the garden.

German Red Strawberry

ANNA RUSSIAN

An heirloom oxheart variety from Brenda Hillenius, of Oregon, who got it from her grandfather, Kenneth Wilcox, who received seeds from a Russian immigrant.

A gorgeous tomato. Early maturing for a heart-shaped tomato, the large, visually beautiful, pink-red fruit normally weighs about 1 pound. Superb rich old-fashioned flavors with lots of juice.This pic is from my garden, love the heart shape. Indeterminate, main season

Cuor Di Bue

CUOR DI BUE

This Oxheart type Italian heirloom has been a favorite in Italy for many years.

Fluted, beautiful 12-oz. fruit has a delicious sweet taste; similar to the shape of a heart; great for fresh eating or saucing. Large vigorous vines. Hard to find. Indeterminate, main season

Hungarian Heart

HUNGARIAN HEART

All the desirable qualities of Early Girl in a  patio-type variety: extreme earliness, firm, meaty, flavorful fruits, blemish-resistant skin with yields all summer long. Fruits are a full 4” in diameter, bright red and slightly flattened.

GERMAN RED STRAWBERRY

Loved it! Big, meaty and fine flavored in our garden. This German heirloom is the quintessential sandwich tomato. Delicious, uniform fruits resemble strawberries, but are much larger, averaging 10 oz. and 3-1/2" long. Solid meat has few seeds and little juice, yet delivers big on taste. Indeterminate, main season

KING OF SIBERIA

They ripen to a really soft yellow. Plants have the signature wispy leaves and are really good with diseases. Tomatoes are about 6-16 ounces. Sweeter and mild with lots of flesh, this is the perfect choice for those wanting a milder tomato. Great for sandwiches, slicing and salsas. It’s attractive and does well at the market too!  Plants should be staked well and early. Indeterminate, main season

LIVINGSTON'S YELLOW OXHEART

Typical of heart-shaped varieties, the plants of 'Yellow Oxheart' tend to be sprawling if not tied up and have wispy leaves. As its name implies, 'Yellow Oxheart' fruits are oxheart-shaped and a beautiful golden-yellow in color. Their size is rather variable, ranging from eight ounces to well over one pound each. indeterminate, main season

ORANGE OXHEART

Big 10 to 12 ounce heart shaped, meaty fruit are sweet and juicy. Well balanced flavors and attractive color, make this a perfect addition in salads, or as a delicious juicy slice on a sandwich. Should be staked. Indeterminate, main season


KOSOVO

This wonderful variety came from a former U.N. worker in Kosovo. Huge, deep pink heart-shaped fruit has a sweet rich flavor and is very meaty while still being juicy. Production is excellent and the tomatoes are simply beautiful Tomatoes can grow up to 1 pound, with ranges from 10 to 18 ozs.  

as you can see from the picture, size and shape are variable. Indeterminate. main season


ORANGE RUSSIAN

Love, love, love this one! Pretty and yummy! This is a first bicolor oxheart tomato and it exhibits the best qualities of both types. Tomatoes weigh 8 ozs. or more and are heart-shaped with smooth golden flesh, blushed with rose on the outside, marbled inside with streaks of red. They are delicious and sweet, somewhat fruity in flavor, and are meaty with very few seeds. Indeterminate, main season

PINK OXHEART

Tomato plants produce big, beautiful, heart-shaped tomatoes known mostly to old-time gardeners. Tomatoes are simply beautiful with their pointed shape, but it is the intense tomato flavor that really makes this one special. Both meaty and juicy, its sweet, rich flavors erupt from its deep pink flesh. Large, fleshy and smooth skinned fruits. Indeterminate, main season

ITALIAN LARGE RED PEAR

A special pear-type Italian tomato, this one is medium size and somewhat ribbed with thin skin and a delicious, slightly sweet flavor. It bears a large number of fruit, which are delicate and flavorful enough to eat fresh, but also perfect for cooking. Indeterminate, main season