Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Northland and many other areas
Number of Seeds: 10
Description: Indeterminate. These are the old Oxhearts we’ve had for years. They came to this land with the Dalmatian gardeners of the northern gumfields. They are large and very firm fleshed with almost no seeds, and are perfect for slicing or processing in any way. Very sweet, and are called low acid Mark Christensen’s tomato research program show the Oxheart to be tops on average in the nutritional stakes. They have been through 150 years of human and natural selection for humid climates which means they do far better than overseas heritage oxhearts.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays late September and prick out at 3 cm diagonal spacing when first leaves appear. Handle touching the leaves only. When leaves touch, transplant into 10 cm deep pots or trays to 10 cm diagonal spacing. When 10-15 cm high transplant into garden 50 cm spacings in rows. Two rows per 1m wide bed. Needs staking.