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Thieneman’s Australian Heart, Australian Giant Oxheart, Australischer Riese, Australian Oxheart, Joe Thieneman’s Australian Heart

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About Thieneman’s Australian Heart, Australian Giant Oxheart, Australischer Riese, Australian Oxheart, Joe Thieneman’s Australian Heart

Thieneman’s Australian Heart, AKA Joe Thieneman’s Australian Heart. These tomato seeds were passed to the late Joe Thieneman, a nurseryman from Louisville, Kentucky by an Australian during WWII. Joe grew it continuously thereafter and to this day, his family still grows it and sells plants in their nursery. Seeds were passed to Gary Ibsen of TomatoFest around 2007. Introduced in Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois. Large, indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that are moderate to heavy producers of HUGE, red, 1 lb. meaty, heart-shaped tomatoes (sometimes double-hearted fruit) that are filled with wonderful, complex and well-balanced sweet flavors, with just enough acid to have you grateful for the experience. A good showplace tomato and perfect for slicing into sandwiches and salads and making tomato sauce. Rare tomato seeds.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Sweet
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Fruit Shape
Oxheart
Fruit Size
Large
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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