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Tomato 'Hog's Heart'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Hog's Heart is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Hog's Heart'. This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Hog's Heart is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Hog's Heart originates from.

Hog's Heart Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hog's Heart have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hog's Heart

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Hog's Heart is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Hog's Heart are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Hog's Heart needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Hog's Heart from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

Transplanting Hog's Heart

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Hog's Heart is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Hog's Heart

Other Names for Tomato 'Hog's Heart'

Giant Hog’s Heart

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