Calf's Heart

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Calf's Heart
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, wispy
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer, cooking, paste
Variety type family heirloom
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Calf's Heart - sliced fruit. 2012-10-22.


Indet., regular leaf, wispy foliage, beautifully shaped elongated pink hearts, medium size, 8-12 oz. Meaty flesh, very few seeds, very good flavor. (12 seeds / packet)

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Blue Ribbon Tomatoes 09

Year grown: 2012

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


I originally obtained the seed for this variety from an older man in Hardin County, KY. He said his family had been growing them for many years and had always called them Calf's Heart. Two different ebayers in Kentucky have remembered this tomato from childhood and wanted to experience it again, but I cannot find out anything else about the history of this variety. This is a bull's heart type tomato, smaller than many of the oxheart varieties, which explains the name. This tomato tastes like it has already been stewed. You will either fall in love with this tomato or not like it at all. The size ranges from 8 oz to 1 lb, heart shaped, with pale pink/purplish skin and watermelon colored flesh. Hardly any seeds at all, which makes this a harder variety to save very many seeds from. You will not get a ton of tomatoes either, but what you get will be worth the garden space.
from an older man in Hardin County, Kentucky

Year: 2008

Location: Sonora, Kentucky


  • A family heirloom from Kentucky.
  • Seed originally obtained by Maria Stenger of Sonora, Kentucky, from an older man in Hardin County, Kentucky. He said his family had been growing them for many years and had always called them 'Calf's Heart'.

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