Cuore di Bue Tomato Seeds
Info: The Cuore di Bue (ox heart) tomato is an old Italian variety of beefsteak tomato which is rarely offered in Germany. The up to 500 g, strongly ribbed, fleshy, light red fruits have a very thin skin, and are therefore not easily storable and not suitable for transportation. However, with regard to taste it is one of the best Italian beefsteak tomatoes and is often eaten when raw and still light green in colour. It is also very suitable for cooking, particularly for Italian dishes. The plants are very strong and consistently produce these unmistakeable and delicious tomatoes.
Care: You can grow the Cuore di Bue tomatoes inside the house, in a greenhouse or outdoors. The optimal germination temperature is between 20 and 25°C, and germination occurs after 8 - 14 days. You can speed up the germination process if you leave the seeds to soak overnight in a damp cloth. You should wait until after the last frost to plant your chosen plants.
Tomatoes need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil which is kept moist (but not wet!). They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more.
|Type||Cuore di Bue Tomato|
|Optimal germination temperature||20 - 25 °C|
|Sowing||February - April|
|Germination period||8 - 14 days|
|Plant growth habit||approx. 150 - 180 cm in height, stake tomatoes|
|Fruit appearance||light red, flat-round, strongly ribbed, up to approx. 500 g beefsteak tomatoes|
|Taste||fleshy, juicy, flavourful|
|Harvest||from July to October|