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Japanese Oxheart

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About Japanese Oxheart

As with most oxhearts, you can expect some lazy, fern-like foliage on this variety. Meaty fruit can range between 10 oz and 1.5 pounds with few seeds. Japanese Oxheart distinguishes itself from the rest with a richer flavor than most pink varietals. High yields make this quite the sought-after variety for home gardeners. It was first offered by Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden in the Seed Savers Exchange 1993 Yearbook.
Prolific leafy plant producing 2 1/2 to 3-inch jade pink heart-shaped fruits, firm, thin skin with thick, juicy flesh. Great slicer.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Sweet / Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Pink
Fruit Shape
Oxheart
Fruit Size
Medium
Leaf Type
Regular / Wispy
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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