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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Orange Oxheart'

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: Orange Oxheart

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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)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative ozzyozzie On Jun 16, 2014, ozzyozzie from Evergreen Park, IL wrote:

Negative for now. Although I do not have much of a data point, just one Orange Oxheart plant, I have to rate it as a negative for now as it so far behind in tomatoes. As of June 30th, the plant has just 2 tomatoes, the largest marble size. The Black Krim & Arkansas Traveler, both bought & planted the same time as the Oxheart are loaded with tomatoes, some which may ripen by the third week of July. Even my Belgium Giant plant, started a good three weeks behind the other plants has more tomatoes on it.

Positive Jubilada On Aug 4, 2009, Jubilada from Palo Alto, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a tomato I grow every year. Its flavor is outstanding. The tomatoes range in size from 8 oz. to 1.5 lbs. If you can bear to eat this any other way than sliced, it makes an incredible tomato sauce. One thing that's nice about this plant, is that it is a fairly early tomato. For a large heirloom, that's unusual, I think.

Positive dmj1218 On Jun 19, 2008, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Plants are huge so give them a lot of room, taste is very sweet (I dislike acidic tasting tomatoes), fruits are very large. I actually "stumbled" across this variety, never intended to grow it but very glad I did--its a very good orange tomato. Very few seed cavities and very meaty--another quality I like in a tomato.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 23, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Dense and meaty, bright orange-orange, heart shaped fruits barely have any seed cavities. Flavor is richly superior."


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

Palo Alto, California
Wolcott, Connecticut
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Kansas City, Missouri
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Houston, Texas

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