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Tomato 'Coração de boi'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Coração de boi' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Coração de boi' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Candy apple red.

This variety of tomato is almost completely extinct – share the seed around if you have any!

An heirloom possibly from Portugal, medium sized heart shaped lighter red fruit. Nice balance of meat and juice, an excellent variety for fresh use, cooking, and preservation. Lovely balanced flavour, a great all around tomato. Does well in higher temperatures. Regular, wispy, foliage. Indeterminate

Coração de boi grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Coração de boi is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Portugal is believed to be where Coração de boi originates from.

Coração de boi Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally 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 Coração de boi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Coração de boi

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Coração de boi is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Coração de boi likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Coração de boi from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between Tomato plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Coração de boi about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Coração de boi

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

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

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Coração de boi is a tender plant.

Harvesting Coração de boi

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Other Names for Tomato 'Coração de boi'

Coração, Coracio di boi, Corazon de boi, Corazon de buey

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