‘Oxheart’, also known as ‘Cuore Di Bue’ (Italian for ox heart) is so named because of its shape. It is also known as “pear of Liguria”, after the northern Italian region where it has long been celebrated. This heirloom variety is dense with few seeds, cooks down to a robust, thick sauce, and really shines when roasted. Vines reach up to 6′ or longer. Botanical Interests’® Oxheart Pole Tomato Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started inside.
70-85 days from transplanting.
Outdoors: For mild climates only. Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.