Kukla's Portuguese Heart

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Kukla's Portuguese Heart
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, wispy
Fruit color red
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Portugal
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Kukla's Portuguese Heart - ripe fruit. 2012-09-18.


Indet., very tall plants over 12', regular leaf, wispy foliage. Medium size slightly ribbed red hearts, very meaty with excellent sweet flavor. Not high yielding. 4-8 oz. (very limited, 15 seeds per packet)

Seed source:

Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 12 / Jackie Tarbox / Larry Kukla

Year grown: 2012

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


Seed source:

Tormato, MMMM swap 2014

Year grown: 2015,2016,2017

Location: Czech republic, Brno, 780 ft


  • Portuguese origin?
  • Named in honor of Larry Kukla, who collected fruits from Joe [last name?], who probably immigrated from Portugal. Larry shared some fruits with Jackie Tarbox. As Joe spoke little or no English, and Larry Kukla passed away shortly after sharing the fruits with Jackie, she could not find more information about the original name of this tomato.
  • Carolyn Male received the seeds from Jackie Tarbox and shared them with Tomatoville members as part of her annual seed offer in January 2012.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2012 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C).

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