Tomato 'Homer's German Oxheart'
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1. Original Name: Homer’s German Oxheart.
2. History: First introduced by Homer from Delaware (USA). According to Homer, this variety is an old Amish heirloom originating from Germany.
3. Plant Specifications: Middle-late or late season depending on where it grows (in a greenhouse or outdoors). Indeterminate, tall bush, growing up to 6.5 feet (200 cm) tall. Thick stem. The leaf is usually regular but some gardeners grow this variety with potato foliage. However, their fruits comply with the original characteristics. The plant is reported to be indeterminate even according to numerous foreign sources. However, its most common variant has regular foliage. Regular truss, 2-4 fruits per truss.
4. Training Instructions: It is recommended to train the bush to one or two main stems. Pruning and staking are very important.
5. Shape and Weight: Round and heart-shaped fruits, sometimes with shallow ribs near the stem end. The pointed tips are not very distinct as the fruits tend to 'gain weight' and become more round. The weight of the fruits can be up to 35.3 oz. (1 kg). That is why it is so important to remove extra suckers and tie the plant. It is recommended to tie the clusters as well while the fruits are green and their stems are firm.
6. Color: Purely red, with the flesh being red as well.
7. Flavor Profile: Well-balanced taste being sweet without any extra tartness. Bright tomato flavor. The flesh is buttery and meaty and there are very few seeds, which means that the fruits have flesh only.
8. Culinary Use: A good choice for fresh salads or slicing for canning. Perfect for wonderful tomato paste and sauces.