Tomato Pole Oxheart Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tomato Pole Oxheart Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

Item #3167

85 Days. What a name! Oxheart, also known as cuore di bue (Italian for ox heart) is so named because of its shape. An heirloom variety popular in Italy and France because it is dense with few seeds, cooking down to a robust, thick sauce. It can also be a star sliced fresh atop salad greens or paired with mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.

This packet yields approximately 20 plants

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 24”

Row Spacing:
3’

Thinning:
When 2” tall
thin to 1
every 24”


When to sow outside: For mild climates only. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Provide adequate light to produce sturdy plants. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after the last average frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Harvesting: Cuore Di Bue tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when they are an orange-red hue, and have a slight give when gently squeezed. Tomatoes may also be picked at the “first blush” stage, when colors just begin to change, and ripened at room temperature without decreasing flavor or nutrition. Picking often and early increases yield, and decreases the risk of cracking and pest damage.

At the end of the season, about 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plant’s remaining energy into ripening what’s left. If you have a lot of unripe tomatoes near the end of the season and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.

Artist: Libby Kyer



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