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Name: starlight1153
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starlight1153
Feb 6, 2010 3:39 PM CST
I was reading a post and somebody mentioned they are going to be growing a tomato called bull heart.

Has anybody heard of it before or growed it? Supposedly they were saying the tomatoes are supposed to get up to 2 pounds.

I can't imagine a tomato weighign that much. Can that be for real?
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 6, 2010 11:37 PM CST
LOL, They probably meant Oxheart. It's an Heirloom and sorta heart shaped
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starlight1153
Feb 7, 2010 4:41 AM CST
LOL. Thanks Joanne ! : ) I have heard of Oxheart before. Didn't even possibly connect the two. Thought somebody had a ne wone I needed to try and find. ; )
Name: Franklin Troiso
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herbie43
Feb 7, 2010 7:49 AM CST

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starlight - there is a tomato called bull's heart. that and goliath, delicious, german giant and virginia sweets are said to weight 2 to 5 pounds. if you are interested in growing big tomatoes you can go to page 32 of the tomatoe growers supply co.catalogue it is called the big tomato collection.

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2010 8:45 AM CST
Frank,
Just can't keep up to all the different varieties. Thanks for to correction
Rolling my eyes.
Name: Franklin Troiso
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herbie43
Feb 7, 2010 8:47 AM CST

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the only reason i knew about it was that i was planning on ordering that collection and saw the name.

Name: starlight1153
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starlight1153
Feb 7, 2010 5:46 PM CST
THanks Frank. I have the catalog, so will have to give it a try.

The weather been so crazy and so bad, that sometimes bigger growing tomatoes seem to shrink here. Maybe if I plant one s that supposed to be huge I might get a decent size one. At least one that will fill the whole slice of my bread.

Which reminds me, when I was in Walmart the other day, saw the Ugly tomatoes for sale again. They only come to sale once a year here. If I have the seed, do you think it will come true?
Name: Franklin Troiso
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herbie43
Feb 8, 2010 6:22 AM CST

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they were discussing what the largest tomato ever grown weighed on the other dg site LOL and carolyn said it was a delicious tomato and it came in at 7 pounds 12 ounces. i do not know anything about ugly tomatoes. sorry.
Name: NA Olson
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HeirloomMaters
Feb 23, 2010 12:47 PM CST
Starlight --

We grew Bulls Heart in 2008. It was large but not a Fair winner. Nice tomato, meaty, sweet, but not a lunker.

Last year we grew Cleota's Pink which gave us some monsters even though the season was so cool here. It's sweeter rather than tangy, meaty, and was the favorite of both my mother and a friend. Original seed was from TN, I believe, so maybe it would be happy where you are, too! Smiling

Our Kelloggs Breakfast tomatoes were huge last year, too. 'Course we weren't going for a 7lb tomato, but they were PLENTY big enough. They would dwarf your bread unless you cut one of those round loaves in half around its equator or something. Then it might just fit. LOL

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starlight1153
Feb 23, 2010 5:52 PM CST
Thank you for the information! : ) At least I know the plants I have won't be too bad. Goign to have to check out the other two you mentioned. Now I am an avid bread eater and can and will eat a whole loaf of french bread in one sitting, but if worse came to worse, can just use a couple of tomatoes. LOL

I will be so glad when the first home grown tomatoes from anybody arrive. The ones in the store you can tell caught some of that frost damage and taste so bland and blah.

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