Tempting Tomatoes™ Goodhearted™ Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Goodhearted'
Tempting Tomatoes™ Goodhearted™ Tomato fruit
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Brand: Proven WInners
This variety produces an ample amount of semi-heart shaped, cherry sized red fruit; ideal for containers or cascading from hanging baskets; should not require staking; sun loving and heat tolerant; well balanced sweet flavor; great for snacking or salads
Tempting Tomatoes™ Goodhearted™ Tomato is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small red heart-shaped tomatoes (which are technically 'berries') with red flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The tomatoes have a sweet taste.
The tomatoes are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Tempting Tomatoes™ Goodhearted™ Tomato will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Tempting Tomatoes™ Goodhearted™ Tomato is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.