Uncle Steve's Oxheart

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Uncle Steve's Oxheart
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom
Country Italy
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Uncle Steve's Oxheart - ripe. 2015-08-16.


Indet., regular leaf. Red heart shaped fruits, very good flavor, great for drying or sauce or fresh eating. 7-19 oz.

Seed source:

Jeff Casey, Alberta, Canada 06

Year grown: 2007, 2015

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


90 days, indet., regular leaf, 8-16 oz red oxheart fruit, very good flavor, good yield.

Seed source:

Tatiana Kouchnareva, Anmore, BC (B.C KO T) 07

Year grown: 2007

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • David Babineau obtained the seeds from his uncle, Steve Picone, from Filicudi, Italy, who moved to the US when he was a young boy. Steve Picone worked on developing this tomato in Massachusetts in the late 1930's and simply called it Oxheart. It was grown by all the old Italians in the family for years.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Tatiana Kouchnareva, Anmore, BC (B.C KO T).

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