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Appropriately named for their shape and size, oxheart varieties of tomato can produce fruit that weigh up to three pounds. They are very meaty with few seeds, making them a great slicing tomato. (My dad’s favorite tomatoes are the ones where one slice covers the bread completely, and the oxhearts don’t disappoint.) Their size also makes them a good tomato for stuffing, and since there are few seeds, their meat works well in sauces and salsas.

Botanical name:Lycopersicon esculentum oxheart varieties
Transplants: When soil temperatures are at least 50˚F
Spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
Days to maturity: 80 to 90 days after transplanting
Growth habit: Indeterminate; trellis or stake oxheart tomato plants to keep their fruit off the ground