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Tempting Tomatoes® Goodhearted® | Proven Winners

This compact, cherry-sized tomato has been hailed as a breakthrough.  It is perfectly sized for growing in a container on your patio. For its size, it produces tons of ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes present prominently. Juicy fruits have a tender skin and perfect sweet to acid balance, with a Brix value of about 9. The somewhat heart-shaped tomatoes are fun and interesting and look especially cool when sliced in half, which shows off the heart-shape to the best effect. The tomato shape helps this veggie be ornamental as well as yummy. These plants will produce tomatoes for an extended period of time and thrive in heat and humidity. Fruit ripens in about 65 to 72 days. The plant is semi-determinate in the North and determinate in the South. Support should not be needed.

  • Award Winner
  • Edible
  • Heat Tolerant

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 8 - 12 Inches
  • Trails Up To: 12 Inches
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
  • Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Yellow
  • Flower Shade: Yellow - not grown for flowers
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Deep Green
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Moderate 
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Water Category: Consistent
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
  • Uses: Container, Landscape
  • Uses Notes: This is a container tomato that will prolifically produce cherry-sized tomatoes with great taste.  The compact size works well in patio planters, window boxes and would be a fun hanging basket plant where it will cascade and allow for easy harvest. It should not need to be staked or caged to grow it successfully. This tomato will produce fruit for an extended period of time. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 12" diameter (3-gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size would be a 14" to 18" (5-7 gallon) container. 
Maintenance Notes: 

Goodhearted is semi-determinate in the North and determinate in the South, which means this tomato does not grow as large as indeterminate tomatoes.  They will need to be kept from getting excessively dry. Consistent watering and regular fertilization will be key to keeping your plant in full production mode. They can be grown in containers, a minimum of 10 inches in diameter is suggested.  They should not need staking or a tomato cage, but support can be used if necessary.  These plants have good disease resistance and with proper care should provide fruit throughout the season. Scout for tomato pests and treat the plants if necessary.

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