Hog Heart

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Hog Heart
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape elongated, banana
Fruit size medium
Fruit type paste, canner, cooking
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Italy
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hog Heart - ripe fruit. 2013-09-23.

B.C KO T

Indet. vigorous regular leaf plants produce very large red plums, 6-12 oz, with excellent flavor and meaty but juicy flesh. Very few seeds. Fruits are well suited for sauce, pizza, or can be sliced into a salad.

Seed source:

Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) 07 / Gary Millwood, Louisville, Kentucky

Year grown: 2013

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


IL LO N

90 days, indet., regular foliage, 4-6 oz fruit that is shaped like a banana, very few seeds, excellent taste, fair yield.

Seed source:

Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D) 94 / ME GO M 92 / The Common Ground Fair display 88

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


KY ST M

Hog Heart is a 4-6 oz banana shaped paste tomato, extremely dry flesh with few seeds. Good meaty taste, excellent for cooking. 90 days to maturity.

Seed source:

Marianne Jones of Dickson, Tennessee (TN JO M) / Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D) 94 / ME GO M 92 / The Common Ground Fair display 88

Year grown: 2008

Location: Sonora, Kentucky



History

  • Italian origin.
  • According to Fedco Seeds seed catalog, this tomato was brought from Italy to Massachusetts, probably between 1910 and 1920, and then by Susan Eastman and Ed Lacy of Gray, Maine, to the Exhibition Hall at the 1988 Common Ground Fair.



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