One of my favorites to use in salads and as a small slicing tomato for sub sandwiches. A great taste when eaten right off the plant for an early morning snack in the garden. It has a nice tart to it and balances out smooth as the finish just leaves you wanting more. For a snack size tomato it has a very equal amount of meatiness and juiciness that balances out well. A bit larger than a cherry size tomato gives a bit more tart than a smaller sweeter size tomato. Cutting this tomato in half gives you a shape similar to that of a heart therefore giving it the name good hearted. we have used this tomato in salsa and sauces with great results. Very disease resistant from blight and keeps its forest green foliage throughout production. Even after receiving one that was broken in half, it produced prolifically from the off shoots and never looked back. We will definitely grow this fruit again.
Tempting Tomatoes® Goodhearted® Lycopersicon esculentum
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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This compact, cherry-size tomato has been hailed as a breakthrough. It is perfectly sized for growing in a container on your patio. For its size, it produces tons of ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes present prominently. Juicy fruits have a tender skin and perfect sweet to acid balance, with a Brix value of about 9. The somewhat heart-shaped tomatos are fun and interesting and look especially cool when sliced in half, which shows off the heart-shape to best effect. The tomato shape helps this veggie be ornamental as well as yummy. These plants will produce tomatoes for an extended period of time and thrive in heat and humidity. Fruit ripens in about 65 to 72 days. The plant is semi-determinate. Support should not be needed.Award WinnerEdibleHeat Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:12 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Yellow - not grown for flowersFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Deep GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:ConsistentSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
This is a container tomato that will prolifically produce cherry-sized tomatoes with great taste. The compact size works will in patio planters, window boxes and would be a fun hanging basket plant where it will cascade and allow for easy harvest. It should not need to be staked or caged to grow it successfully. This tomato will produce fruit for an extended period of time. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 12" diameter (3 gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size would be a 14" to 18" (5-7 gallon) container.Maintenance Notes:
Semi - determinate tomatoes do not grow as large as indeterminate tomatoes. They will need to be kept from getting excessively dry. Consistent watering and regular fertilization will be key to keeping your plant in full production mode. They can be grown in containers, a minimum of 10 inches in diameter is suggested. They should not need staking or a tomato cage, but support can be used if necessary. These plants have good disease resistance and with proper care should provide fruit throughout the season. Scout for tomato pests and treat the plants if necessary.
Ambrose Salazar, Virginia, United States, 1 year ago
So many tasty tomatoes on one plant!Jennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 1 year ago
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