Very characterful and rewarding tomato but need a very sunny spot to do well, or you may have to wait patiently until the end of the season! The seeds usually germinate succesfully and you will be rewarded with a lovely flavour however the tomatoes are used.
T10 - Recommended By Raimond Blanc (Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons) on BBC Gardeners World 20/04/07. "Superb tasting and fleshy" - Joy Larkcom, The Guardian Weekend 15/03/03. 'Ox Heart' beef tomato, so called because of its size and shape. A lovely slicing tomato due to its meaty flesh, and few seeds. Unbeatable in salads or with slices of fresh Mozzarella and basil Genovese. Indeterminate.
Fruits weight: up to 150-180g
Growing habit: Indeterminate (cordon)
Approximate seeds quantity:@390
Sow: from February to April
We've been growing these tomatoes in the greenhouse for several years now, with great success - 100% germination, string growth, heavy yield and a terrific tasting tomato to cook (sauce is fabulous!) or eat raw. Despite the usual 100% germination rate, the seedlings didn't do well when they were potted on. We think the compost we bought from a local garden centre might well have been last year's stock. However, the plants have made a spectacular recovery after an Epsom salts foliar spray and are growing very well in gro-bags now - phew, tomato emergency averted!!!