As with most oxhearts, you can expect some wispy, droopy foliage on this variety. Meaty fruit can range between 6 oz and 1 pound with few seeds. Japanese Oxheart distinguishes itself from the rest of the heirloom heart-shaped varieties with a richer flavor. High yields make this quite the sought-after variety for home gardeners. We love oxheart-type tomatoes because they do double-duty as both slicers and saucers, due to their scant seed and excellent firmness. Plant has an indeterminate growth habit (needs a tall tomato cage). A good sub, if sold out, is Sexy Beast or German Red Strawberry
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