- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: determinate COMPACT
- Leaf type: regular leaf
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Pennheart” is so compact that you will think it is a dwarf variety. It always seems funny to me that if a tomato variety has bumpy leaves and a thick-stemmed tree-like growth pattern, even if it is 5 feet tall and indeterminate, it is a dwarf…yet a compact determinate with regular leaves and growth habit topping at under 3 feet high is not considered a dwarf. Anyway, for the purposes of growing a compact tomato in a relatively small pot (5 gal nursery pot) in a small space, such as a patio, Pennheart is an excellent choice. It is both early and prolific.
Pennheart is a stabilized segregate from Oxheart x Penn State Earliana, which was introduced in 1941 by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, State College, Pennsylvania. Sometimes you will see oblates and sometimes you will see blunt hearts. The flavor is really quite good, well-balanced between sweet and acid. The size and shape make it rather multipurpose. It is meaty enough for a loose tomato sauce, but juicy enough for slicing onto sandwiches or into salads. Mostly these fruits ranged from 3 to 7 ounces for me.
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