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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Coeur de Boeuf'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Coeur de Boeuf

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One member has or wants this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SacValleyCal On Jun 13, 2013, SacValleyCal from South Yuba City, CA wrote:

We bought a Coeur d' Boeuf in the South of France some years ago. This is a ribbed, somewhat oblate fruit that is medium to large and a great slicer for BLT sandwiches.

I brought seeds home and we've grown this tomato for nine seasons, it's our favorite. It ripens from the inside out and can be picked and stored when still pink. We prefer to ripen on the vine to bright red. It bears heavily until frost. On 6/13/13 our plants were over 7' and have had ripe fruit since May 28 (planted mid-March).

Seeds are available on the internet. In Italy its called Coure di Bue (same translation) and some nurseries are selling it as Goldman's Italian Tomato, They are all the same and very popular in Europe.

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