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Tomato 'Cuor di bue'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Cuor di bue is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Cuor di bue'. 'Cuor di bue' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Large dark pink/red 12oz oxheart shaped fruit that are pleated on their tops. Said to have a sweet taste, few seeds. Large vigorous vines need staking. Regular leaf. Earlier than many large oxheart varieties.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Cuor di bue is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Italy is believed to be where Cuor di bue originates from.

Cuor di bue 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 Cuor di bue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cuor di bue

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Cuor di bue likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Cuor di bue 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 Cuor di bue are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Cuor di bue needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Cuor di bue 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 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Cuor di bue about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Cuor di bue

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

Cuor di bue is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Cuor di bue

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Cuor di bue folklore & trivia

An old Italian heirloom

Misspellings of Tomato 'Cuor di bue'

Cour Di Bue

Other Names for Tomato 'Cuor di bue'

Bulls heart, Giant ox heart, Couer de bouer, Pomodoro cuore di bue, Cœur de bœuf

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