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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Reif Red Heart'

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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: Reif Red Heart
Additional cultivar information: (aka Reif Italian Heart)

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
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:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Heart

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

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive DonShirer On Aug 26, 2007, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Good rich taste, reasonable production, large size and shape good for slicing. Had to cover plant with netting to keep birds and animals from pecking at it.

Neutral Big_Red On Jan 30, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Giant 10-18 oz. very meaty heart shaped fruits on fine cut foliage. Super intense and rich flavor. Deep blood red color."

Regional...

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

Westbrook, Connecticut
Miami, Florida



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