Coração di Boi

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Tomato 'Coração di Boi'. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2011

Accession: 16

Seed Source: Received from a private donor.

Comments:

2011 Very nice oxheart variety, good all around balanced flavour. Did not like the cool, wet weather we had at the beginning of the season, but once it warmed up the plant started producing like crazy. Nice balance of meat and juice, good for fresh eating or sauces.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Large (4.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular/wispy

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: Mid (82 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oxheart

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 3"

Average Fruit Length: 4-5"

Average Fruit Weight: 285g (10oz)

Other Observations

  • Does not like cool weather.
  • Thrives in hot weather.
  • Irregular watering does produce some radial cracking.

History

  • Heirloom Portuguese variety.
  • Name is Portuguese translates to "Oxheart" in English (literal translation: "heart of the ox").