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Tempting Tomatoes Goodhearted Lycopersicon esculentum

(2 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 18"
Height
8 - 12"
Spread
12 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    BOOST a pot's EGO today.

    This compact, cherry-size tomato has been hailed as a breakthrough.  It is perfectly sized for growing in a container on your patio. For it's size, it produces tons of ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes present prominently. Juciy 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 i 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.

    Edible
    Heat Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    12 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow - not grown for flowers
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses 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.

  • 2 Reviews

    • 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.

      Ambrose Salazar
      Virginia
      United States
      13 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • So many tasty tomatoes on one plant!

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      14 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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