Heartbreakers™ Dora Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Heartbreakers Dora'
Heartbreakers™ Dora Tomato fruit
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Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
A wonderful cascading variety ideal for patio containers, window boxes and hanging baskets; produces lovely heart shaped tomatoes with a well balanced sweet and tart flavor and tender skin; cocktail tomatoes are perfect for appetizers and salads
Heartbreakers™ Dora Tomato is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces small clusters of red heart-shaped tomatoes (which are technically 'berries') with red flesh which are usually ready for picking from mid summer to early fall. This is a determinate variety, which means it bears a full crop all at once. The tomatoes have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
The tomatoes are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Heartbreakers™ Dora Tomato will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 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. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.
This plant can be difficult to integrate into a landscape or flower garden, and is best 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 over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Heartbreakers™ Dora 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 larger 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.