This weeks Tomato Tuesday spotlight is on "Cuore di Bue" tomato. Cuore di Bue is an Italian heirloom oxheart, which has been a favorite in Italy for many years. These prolific plants produce different sized tomatoes that are sweet and delicious. On average they were around 12oz. They are great to eat fresh or used for cooking. This was my first time growing this variety, and when I first received the seeds I did some research about them. I found multiple spellings of this variety, such as Cuor di Bue and Coure di Bue. Some of the pictures showed pink heart shaped tomatoes and others showed pear shaped red tomatoes with pleating. So needless to say when I planted them in spring I didn't know what to expect. My seeds which were labeled "Cuore di Bue" produced an abundance of pink heart shaped tomatoes. Regardless of the confusion they were well worth growing, I will be growing them again next year. The vines were sprawling and the leaves were not too wispy like most oxheart tomatoes. It would be interesting to hear from other gardeners who have grown this variety to see what their experience was like.
Thanks for checking out my Tomato Tuesday post. It has been awhile since I have posted a Tomato Tuesday post beings my tomato growing is on hold for now. I figure I will start posting again because I have many more varieties that I grew last year that I could talk about until my 2014 season begins. So check back next week for my newest Tomato Tuesday post!