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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Heart of the Bull'

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: Heart of the Bull
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bull's Heart, Giant Ox Heart, Cuor di Bue, Cuor di Toro)

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive segger On Sep 13, 2012, segger from CAMINO, CA wrote:

We live in Camino, Ca at 3200' with no more than 5 hours of sun. Our plant is 6' with more tomatoes than we can pick. I am going to try making basil tomatoe sauce with them.

Positive carminator1 On Jul 6, 2010, carminator1 from mobile, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This has been one of my favorite tomato to grow this summer, production has been O.K but not extremely prolific due to the fact that I had BER in the begining of the season and then my plants got attacked by stink bugs. This tomato is delicious though, I love the fact that it has tons of meat and not many seeds or gel. It really is a great tomato for sauces and also fresh eating, I will definetely grow again.

Positive cowabunga1 On Oct 24, 2008, cowabunga1 from Sandpoint, ID wrote:

First time trying this heirloom this year and had great success! Tasty, meaty, and huge tomatoes!

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 19, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Large, heart-shaped, pink sweet fruit.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Royal, Arkansas
Pleasanton, California
Sandpoint, Idaho
Lake Providence, Louisiana
Thompson, Pennsylvania

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