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Tomato: Brads Black Heart
Tomato: Brads Black Heart

Tomato: Brads Black Heart

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Name: Tomato 'Brads Black Heart'

 Solanum lycopersicum

Origin: Bred in the US


 Brads Black Heart is a very tasty, soft and low acid fruit with a robust flavour that is dark red/brown with green shoulders. It is heart shaped and quite large.

The plant itself must be staked and tied up as it is very weak and cannot hold itself up, especially when loaded with fruit. Any fruit that is near to the ground will usually be eaten by mice as it is so delicious. The plant always looks 'depressed' which is normal and not a worry.

 This is one of my favourite tomatoes and goes well with meat on sandwiches


When to sow: After risk of frost is over in mid to late spring. You can sow in trays a little earlier and keep them warm by a window inside, or in a hothouse, until ready to plant out.


Plant Type: indeterminate


Uses: Wow, what can't you use tomatoes for - salads, sandwiches, dips, all sorts of savoury dishes, sauce


Growing Conditions: Needs well manured, well drained soil in full sun. Water regularly in summer.   


Pests and Diseases: Tomatoes have many pests and diseases. If they don't look good then a quick Google search, or asking on a gardening Facebook group should help you out.


Special Qualities: The best tasting tomato I grow, in my opinion.


Seeds: 30 minimum in packet