Full description and characteristics of the Bull Heart tomato variety

Full description and characteristics of the Bull Heart tomato variety

Bovine heart is a mid-late tomato variety. It was bred by the breeders of Agrofirma Poisk LLC. In 2003, it was entered into the State Register for the Russian Federation. Tomatoes are planted both in greenhouses and simply at their summer cottage. Tall bushes must be tied up and stepchildren removed. Consider the full characteristics and description of the variety.

General information

Description of the variety Bull Heart

The bushes are tall (1.4-1.8 m), strong. Tomatoes referred to as giants, since the mass of one fruit can be more than 600 g. True, tomatoes weighing 100 g and the fruits of giants can grow on the same bush.

The largest tomatoes grow on the first inflorescences, then they become smaller. The fruits have an irregular shape, similar to the shape of a heart.

Characteristics of the variety

Tomatoes taste sweet with a slight sourness... Ripe tomatoes are not stored for a long time, they are 10-16 days.

Prospects for the harvest: up to 3.5-5 kg ​​of tomatoes are harvested from the Oxheart bush growing in an open area, and 8-12 kg from the bush in the greenhouse.

Varieties: pink, yellow, white

The difference between the Bull's Heart from other varieties is that the variety is divided into subspecies that have a variety of colors. In addition to the traditional scarlet fruits (red bull heart) there are:

  1. Pink, among them the most famous subspecies of the Bull's Heart, which are called: King of London, Abakan.
  2. Maroon - they grow in shaded areas.
  3. Black - tomatoes acquire such a shade when planted in places illuminated by the sun, the Black Heart of Brad subspecies is most common.
  4. Yellow (may be confused with orange), the most widely known is Brown's Yellow Giant.
  5. White, this subspecies is very rare and is practically not grown in Russia.

All these subspecies begin to bear fruit at the same time after the appearance of the first shoots, after 120-140 days, have a similar taste.

Small differences between the subspecies of the variety are only in the height of the bushes, the mass of the fruits. If tomatoes ripen later, then they are oval, conical in shape, and not in the form of a heart.

Disease and pest resistance

This type of tomato is quite resistant to diseases and pests, and especially to late blight.

Agricultural technology of cultivating varieties

Sowing tomato seeds

Seeds are sown from March 1.

First, pour 2/3 water into a polyethylene bag. Then put the bag in the freezer. When the water turns to ice, then remove the bag, place the ice in a container and thaw to room temperature. Next, pour the seeds into this water. Leave it on for 12 hours.

Then make a weak solution of potassium permanganate by dissolving 1 g in half a glass of water. Place the seeds there for 45 minutes. Then rinse them.

Seeds are planted in plastic containers. Place the purchased soil for growing tomatoes there in a layer of 3 cm. Water the soil, put the seeds with tweezers. Make an indent between the seeds 2-3 cm.

Next, with a pencil, carefully push them into the soil 1–2 cm... Sprinkle earth on top. Cover with glass or plastic and place in a warm room. Moisten the ground constantly.
When the first shoots appear, remove the glass, thin out the shoots. Place the container on a windowsill.
You can start hardening the seedlings. Place the container with seeds periodically on the loggia for several hours, where the air temperature is + 8-12 ° C. Then take it back to the room.

When 2-3 leaves appear, dive seedlings, plant it in separate plastic cups, placing 1-2 pieces in each.

Greenhouse growing step-by-step

When the seedlings reach a height of 20-25 cm, they are transplanted into a greenhouse. This is done in early May.

The place for the greenhouse is chosen well-lit. In a greenhouse, one wall must rise or windows open, since the greenhouse needs to be frequently ventilated.

Required walk freely between the beds... Seedlings of tomatoes Bovine heart are planted, keeping a distance of 1 m between them. Dig holes to a depth of 12-15 cm. Pour a little humus into each hole.

When growing the Ox Heart in a greenhouse, you can plant seedlings deeper, but so that 4-5 cm remain above the surface level and the first leaf. Water the seedlings thoroughly.

Greenhouse tomato care

For the correct formation of culture, conditions must be observed. The air temperature in the greenhouse should be 20-22 ° C. If the sun is shining, then shade the newly planted plants a little. You can add mulch to the aisles.


Until the tomatoes take root and grow, they are not watered. After they begin to water once a week. Poured out by 57 l per 1 m²... As the tomatoes grow, the amount of water is increased to 12 liters per 1 m². and with heat and ripening of fruits - up to 15 liters.

Always watered early in the morning or late in the evening. The water must be settled. Water under the root so that moisture does not get on the leaves and stems.


In the spring, the greenhouse is ventilated every day by opening the vents. When the heat comes, the windows are opened at ¼. Air until the moisture dries out.


The best temperature for the growth of a Oxheart is 20-22 ° C, with a temperature of 25 ° C during the day and 16-18 ° C at night. The optimum humidity is 65-70%.


Pollinated by handtaking a brush and transferring pollen from flower to flower. Do this in the morning at a temperature of 24-25 ° C and a humidity of 70%.

Bush formation

Bushes form into 1 stem. Bushes are tied up 7 days after planting young seedlings in a greenhouse. You can leave the lowest stepson, and cut off the rest when they appear.

When 7-8 fruit clusters grow, pinch the top of the stem.

Top dressing

During the season, the plants feed 34 times... Use mineral fertilizers in early spring and no later than 2 months before harvesting vegetables.

Organic fertilizing:

  • Fertilize for the first time 2-3 weeks after placing the seedlings in the greenhouse soil. A solution is made by pouring 0.5 liters of manure into a ten-liter bucket of water, 1 tbsp. spoons of nitrophosphate.
  • The second time, after another 10 days, dissolve 1 part of chicken manure in 15 parts of water.
  • The third time - dissolve 1 part of the mullein in 10 parts of water.

Pour about 1 liter of solution per bush.

Step-by-step procedure for growing outdoors

The soil is prepared in autumn, scatter 4 kg of manure per 1 m² and dig in, simultaneously removing weeds. In the spring, 4 kg of rotted manure is again poured onto the ground, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of potassium chloride, 5 tbsp. tablespoons of superphosphate per 1 m² and dug up.

Seedlings are placed in the ground in early June. Before planting, it is advised to sprinkle seedlings with a solution of 30 g (90%) of copper oxychloride and a ten-liter bucket of water.


Top dressing

First time fed 10-11 days after placing the seedlings in the garden area. Take 1 kg of manure, dilute in 10 liters of water. When feeding, water the plants at the same time.

It is best to sprinkle a 5 cm layer of mulch from pine needles, sawdust or straw on the ground after the first feeding.

Second time are fed 10 days after the appearance of ovaries 1.5 cm in diameter. Prepare a solution of 1 kg of manure, 1 tbsp. spoons of Kemira Universal and a ten-liter bucket of water. 2 liters are poured under one bush.

The last - the third top dressing of the variety - when collecting the first tomatoes. Make a composition similar to the composition for the second feeding, but pour 2.5 liters under each bush.


Watered exclusively at the root, it is unacceptable that water gets on the leaves and stems. If the weather is cool, then watered twice a week, watered more often in case of heat. Watered early in the morning with settled water having a temperature of + 24-26 Cº.

Formation of bushes

Drive 3 m long stakes along the edges of the beds near each row so that 0.5 m of the stakes are underground. Then, at a height of 30 cm from the soil level, stretch a nylon cord, then tie the tomato stems to it.

When the seedlings still grow, then stretch the cord already at a height of 60 cm and tie the bushes and so on.

You can tie each Bullheart bush separately by driving a peg near it and tying the bush to the peg. Don't forget to cut off your stepsons.

Although the tomatoes are Bull's heart and requires careful care, but as a result, gigantic sized tomatoes grow, which have a wonderful dessert taste, and are very sweet.

Characteristics and description of the Bull Heart tomato variety will help you understand its features.

This variety belongs to mid-season tomatoes, therefore, harvesting can be done within 140-145 days after the first shoots appear. If you grow tomatoes in the open field, then more than 5 kg of tomatoes can be harvested from one bush. In greenhouse conditions, the yield is much better and is about 10-15 kg per bush.

Low-leafed and tall bushes. Their stems can grow up to two meters in height. The main feature of the Bovine Heart tomato is the presence of fruits on each plant, which can differ not only in size, but also in shape. Most often, the largest tomatoes are ripe in the lower part of the bush, and the smaller fruits are on top.

This is not to say that the Bovine heart has good resistance to diseases and pests. Quite often, the bushes are infected with late blight, as evidenced by numerous reviews.

Characteristics of tomato Bovine heart red

Despite their very large size, tomatoes ripen relatively quickly. Red Bovine Heart tomatoes reach technical ripeness within 4 months after planting seeds for seedlings. Green fruits are sent to ripen in a dark place or left to blush on the bush. Fruiting in the Bull heart hybrid is stretched, the main wave occurs at the end of July - the first half of August.

Productivity and fruiting

The variety belongs to high-yielding - the description indicates that up to 5 kg of large tomatoes can be removed from 1 bush. Those. each plant produces 7–8 fruits. Therefore, up to 15 kg are removed from 1 m 2.

Growing method Hothouse In an open garden
Productivity from 1 bush, kg 4–5 3–3,5
From 1 m 2, kg * 12–15 9–10,5

Experienced summer residents note that when cultivating in a greenhouse in a good season, high rates can be achieved.

Tomato bushes Bull heart red spreading, therefore no more than three plants are placed per 1 m2

A culture needs good care that involves several things:

  • regular, but not too abundant watering 2-3 times a week
  • feeding twice a month
  • periodic loosening and weeding
  • soil mulching
  • preventive treatment against pests
  • garter to support
  • pinching and forming a seedling.

Scope of the fruit

Red beef heart tomatoes belong to the category of beef tomatoes ("steak"). They give large and juicy fruits, which are mainly suitable for fresh consumption and for various dishes:

  • salads
  • vegetable mix
  • sandwiches
  • tomato juice
  • sauces.

Tomatoes are used for preparations: vegetable caviar, tomatoes mashed in their own juice, lecho. However, they are not suitable for whole-fruit canning due to their too large size.

Disease and pest resistance

Tomato Bovine heart red has average immunity. Due to the relatively late ripening time, the bushes may suffer from late blight. The appearance of insects is not excluded. Therefore, the plants need to be periodically inspected and, if necessary, treated with special preparations or using folk remedies.

Variety reviews

I believe that everyone should try to grow a Bull Heart. The variety disciplines the gardener well, because he does not forgive mistakes. This is probably the best workout for a beginner. For those who are completely disappointed in their skills, I will reveal a secret. There is a variety that is very similar in taste to the Bull's heart, only less whimsical. This is Giant Pink Cream. I suspect that it was derived from the Oxheart. The cream begins to bear fruit earlier and is more resistant to tomato diseases. I see only one minus in this variety - indeterminacy, that is, it is even higher than the Bull's heart.

I liked the beef heart tomatoes for their taste. They are so fleshy, juicy. Cutting them into a salad is a pleasure. And for the winter you can cook a salad from them. But the whole fruit will not get into the jar. They grow quite large. There is not much tomato on the bush itself, that is, it is not sprinkled with tomatoes. The bush is already bending under the weight of these heroes. Tomato bushes Bovine heart require care. These tomatoes must be tied up, otherwise they will simply break under the load of their fruits. And they also require pinning. Despite the fact that there is a lot of work with them, I recommend these tomatoes for planting. You will be rewarded with their taste.


Bovine heart is my favorite tomato variety. I love him for the delicious, fleshy fruits. Seedlings always quickly take root and grow. I respect him for a small amount of greenery. Its bushes do not shade the neighbors, it is not necessary to often pick off excess leaves. But many large fruits are tied. Most often I plant a pink bull heart variety. But the red is also good. This year I tried to grow an Orange Bull Heart. Sweet taste and dietary qualities. It is recommended for people with high stomach acidity. I use the bovine heart fresh and in preparations - lecho, winter salads.


Bull heart is probably the most popular variety of large tomatoes among Russian gardeners. The tomato is tall, requires shaping and garter. Depending on the breeding lines, the Bovine Heart differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. I'll tell you about the seeds from the company "Aelita". I like the Bull Heart of Aelita the most, the tomatoes are larger, even in size, shape and sweeter than, for example, in Gavrish or SeDek. The average size of tomatoes is from 260-320 grams, when formed into 1 stem, you can catch up to 400 grams. But these tomatoes often crack and bend the branches of the water with their weight. For me, the ideal size of a Bull Heart is 300 g, just to make a salad for one person. The disadvantages of the Bovine Heart are weak immunity and low resistance to late blight. Under any growing conditions, treatments, watering and feeding, against the background of other varieties and hybrids, the Bovine heart suffers the most. I notice the onset of late blight on this particular variety, as soon as the fungi crawl out of the soil a little, and the Bull's heart will get sick first. Moreover, after treatment, most likely, it will continue to hurt, already less, but still will not be cured to the end. Therefore, the lower leaves and a couple of fruits from the bush have to be destroyed.


A good variety, of the shortcomings can only be that which does not have time to ripen. Recently, I have been trying to plant early ripening ones, because the summer has become unpredictable. Last year there was a flood, rains poured and poured. But the husband loves this particular variety! I pick green, and the houses ripen perfectly. The fruits are large, but not for pickling, very tasty for salad. The main thing is to feed the seedlings on time and after planting do not forget to feed them. These tomatoes love to eat well! Good harvests to everyone!

dear alyonka

I grew a Bovine Heart two seasons ago. Indeed, the fruits become much smaller after the 2nd hand. Of course, the tomatoes are excellent, but low-yielding. I switched to an analogue of the Bull's Heart - Cardinal from Gisok. Also large, crimson, in the shape of a heart, breeders call it an improved Bovine heart. I liked the variety, this year I will plant both my own seeds and purchased ones. In my experience, uneven watering or untimely heavy rainfall is the main reason for cracking. Drip irrigation and greenhouse are probably the best remedies to avoid this problem. I grow everything outdoors, so if it rains, pink tomatoes will suffer.


For many years I have been planting this tomato variety in a greenhouse.I soak the seeds in early March. The branches grow very long, so in advance you need to prepare sticks of about 80 cm for the garter. If the seedlings bloom before I transfer them to the greenhouse, then such flowers must be cut off. In mid-May, my seedlings move to a greenhouse. Then you should not forget to cut off the stepsons. The harvest is very large. The fruits are large, fleshy, sweet, I would say, sugary, in shape they really resemble a small bovine heart. The harvest depends on the quality of care. They are very good in any salad and in preparations, except for pickling.


Now it is difficult to remember when Oxheart tomatoes appeared on our backyard plots. Big, juicy, sugary - that's how they are for all gardeners. Fruits grow up to 400 grams, suitable for salads. A popular and very productive variety. On my personal plot, I planted seedlings in early June in open ground. The seedlings started well, they were not afraid of the cold of the night. So that they do not get sick with late blight, I removed the diseased leaves and watched the constant ventilation between the bushes. I sprayed the bushes twice with microelements. I harvest seeds for the next season from the largest specimens that have ripened on the bushes. But after 3-4 years the seeds need to be renewed so that the harvest is always pleasing and the labor expended is not in vain!


Caring for the Oxheart variety may seem daunting, but the effort will pay off. After all, there is an opportunity to get a unique experience of ideal agricultural technology and the most fragrant sugar fruits.


Plants grown under cover produce more fruit. 8-12 kg of tomatoes are harvested from one greenhouse bush. On the open ground, the variety can please 3.5-5 kg ​​of giant-sized tomatoes. Their peel is thin.

Easily separable from the pulp. The largest tomatoes form dark-skinned subspecies.

Variety "Bull heart red"

They taste sweet, with a slight sourness. Fleshy inside, firm, not juicy. They can be eaten fresh, added to salads, or used for canning, cooking various dishes.

To determine which varieties of tomatoes to grow in your summer cottage, it is important to study all their pros and cons.

Advantages of the Bull Heart variety:

  • High productivity.
  • The fruits are well transported and can be stored for a long time in the refrigerator or cellar.
  • Good taste.
  • Possibility of self-collecting seeds.


  • Demanding growing conditions and care.
  • It is impossible to preserve whole tomatoes.
  • A garter to the support and pinning is required.
  • Regular feeding is required.
  • Weak plant immunity.

Bull Heart

The originator of the Bull's Heart tomato is the Poisk company. The variety entered the State Register in 2003. It is distinguished by its late ripening, 125-128 days.

The tomato is intended for open ground or for film shelters. The plant is determinate, it grows up to 70 cm.It must be tied up and decorated:

  • the fruit is smooth, fleshy
  • ripe red tomatoes
  • weight, according to the originator, 225 g. According to plant breeders, the Bovine Heart can gain up to 800 g. The tomato is very sweet, with watermelon pulp
  • the yield from one bush is 4 kg, but gardeners get more fruits from one seedling.

Bovine Heart belongs to varietal crops. Gardeners can collect seed on their own. Plants need to be looked after so that they develop normally and do not get sick. The first brush is formed under the 8th leaf. The following peduncles appear through the leaf.


Tomato Bovine Heart Compact is distinguished by its early ripening. The first, lower fruits are picked after 100 days. They are very sweet. They are used to make salads.

The compact is cultivated in all regions. Gardeners choose a suitable growing technique. The plant is indeterminate. For him, you need to install a trellis:

  • the fruit is smooth, the surface is slightly ribbed. Color red
  • the berry weighs 200 g
  • the yield is 6.8 kg / m 2. No more than 2 seedlings are placed on 1 m 2.

The originator of the Compact is the Aelita company. It was included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements in 2018.Bull Heart Tomatoes Compact grow up to 600-800 g, but during the entire growing season, fertilizing is carried out.

From mineral fertilizers used superphosphate, potassium humates, "Agricola-3". From organic matter, it is recommended to use compost with ash or needles, sapropel.


Variety Bull's Heart Famous, like Compact, belongs to early cultures, but the bush is determinate, it grows up to 70 cm. It is tied up, pruned, stepchildren are removed. Watermelon pulp with high sugar content:

When planting seedlings in the ground, you must follow the scheme. Sprawling bushes. 50 cm is left between them. Between the rows they stand up to 70 cm so that the plants are better ventilated and it is easy to care for them.

In order for the fruits of a tomato to be sweet, agrotechnical rules are adhered to for them. Boric acid increases the concentration of glucose. A solution is prepared from 5 g of acid and 10 l of water. One plant requires 1 liter of solution. It is injected at a distance of 5 cm from the stem.


Tomato variety Bull Heart Raspberry, has attractive characteristics. The plant shows resistance to infectious diseases. Ripening occurs on days 114-116.

The bush is tall, it grows throughout the growing season. It is cut at a height of 1.8. A month before the end of the garden season, all flowers and a small ovary are removed from the bush:

  • the tomato is dense, with watermelon pulp, no ribbing
  • weight, according to the manufacturer, 500 g, but the first tomatoes can reach 1.5 kg
  • yield from 1 m 2 - 6 kg.

The raspberry variety of the Bull's Heart tomato has been included in the State Register since 2011. The characteristics of the variety are supported by the Astrakhan breeders of the Agrovnedrenie company.


The pink Bovine Heart tomato is grown all over the place. It has been in the State Register since 2012. Its varietal characteristics are supported by the breeders of the agrofirm "Aelita". The culture is distinguished by its mid-early ripening and determinism.

The first fruits are harvested after 117 days. The shape of the bush is corrected every week. It stops its development at 100 cm:

  • the fruit weighs 350 g
  • 5-6 kg are harvested from one plant
  • when growing, it is necessary to maintain the watering regime. With irregular or excessive watering, tomatoes can crack.

When growing tomatoes outdoors, it is recommended to equip them with a film tunnel. The film is used to protect seedlings from heavy rainfall or constant rain. In protected ground, plants develop better, the risk of waterlogging, insect infestation is reduced.


Tomato variety Bovine Heart Gold is distinguished by yellow fruits, but they ripen late, after 120-126 days. Plants are placed outdoors or in greenhouses suitable for all regions. The bush is indeterminate. This characteristic must be taken into account when choosing a growing method:

  • the mass of the berry is 280 g. According to the reviews of summer residents, it can gain 600 g
  • yield 14-15 kg / m2, if tomatoes are grown under a film
  • hybrid variety, resistant to fungal infections, mosaic.

The originator of the variety is the SeDec company. It was included in the State Register in 2017.The tomato is grown from seedlings that are kept for 45-50 days. Sowing is carried out 60 days before planting seedlings in the ground.

For seedlings, it is recommended to use fertilizing with Agricola-3 fertilizer. It continues to be used for mature shrubs.


An orange variety of the Ox Heart tomato variety appeared in 2018. The originator is the agrofirm "Aelita". The variety is intended for all regions. When growing, choose any technique. The tomato is early, ripens in 90 days. Indeterminate bush:

  • weight 350 g, but can gain more than 1 kg
  • productivity - 11 kg / m 2, but it can show a higher yield
  • seedlings of 65 days old are used for growing.

During the entire growing season, plants are recommended to be treated with biofungicides in order to prevent fungal and viral infections. Use "Fitosporin", "Alirin", "Trichodermin". Shake the dew from the bushes. Prevention is carried out every 20 days.

To protect tomato seedlings from fungal infections, from nematodes, it is recommended to water them with the "Shining-1" preparation before planting. The basis is bacteria. They form a thin film on the root processes, which does not allow spores to penetrate the tissues.


The amber variety was approved for cultivation in 2018. The originator is the Gavrish company. The tomato is suitable for all regions. It is cultivated both outdoors and under a film. The variety is mid-season, ripening occurs in 118 days. Tall plant, indeterminate:

  • fruit weight 400 g
  • 2 bushes are planted on 1 m 2. 12 kg of berries are harvested from them
  • the culture is resistant to weather changes, to fungal infections.

When growing Bovine Heart Amber, it is recommended to maintain constant softness and looseness of the soil. Do not overfill or overdry the garden bed. The fruits are prone to cracking.


White-fruited tomatoes are in demand by many gardeners. The breeders of the Gavrish company decided to create such a tomato based on the Bull Heart variety. The result is a variety with creamy fruits.

It has retained the characteristics that are characteristic of the description of the main variety. Fruit ripening occurs in 116-118 days. The bush develops throughout the growing season:

  • fruits are heart-shaped, with a cream color. The pulp is sweet, juicy
  • weight 400 g
  • up to 8 kg are harvested from one seedling.

The Cream Heart has been grown since 2018. The variety has been tested in all regions. Any growing technique is suitable for him, but the best yield is obtained under film shelters.

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