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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Hungarian Heart'

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: Hungarian Heart
Additional cultivar information: (aka Hungarian Heart Shaped)

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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:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ocean_314 On Sep 3, 2014, ocean_314 from Ukiah, CA wrote:

Huge plant about ten feet tall and growing. Big tomatoes, very dense and meaty. Ok taste.

If you like a lower acid pink tomato this is a good slicer, we found that the flavor of Cherokee Purple and Prudens Purple much richer.

Positive b54red On Jun 19, 2011, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

Very large tomatoes and quite productive for me. The tomato like many of the hearts is milder than I want in a slicer but with it's meaty texture and few seeds it is a great sauce tomato.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Little bit of history: This tomato was brought to the U.S. in 1901 from a village about 20 miles from Budapest.

Neutral DrDoolotz On Apr 30, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew this in 2005. It was okay, and the plants were huge, but very few fruits per plant. The top foliage was always very droopy. The fruits that I did get were large and pinkish colour, and made good paste. I'm trying it again in 2006 to see how it goes.

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

Oxheart, solid meaty interior with few seeds.


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

Dothan, Alabama
Ukiah, California
Urbandale, Iowa
Austin, Texas
Lincoln, Texas

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