Orange Minsk Heart

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Orange Minsk Heart
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Belarus, USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Orange Minsk Heart - sliced fruit. 2014-09-20.


Indet., slightly wispy plants with regular leaf foliage. Fruits are orange, large, and variable shapes - some are typical hearts, and some resemble beefsteak. 6-10 oz. Small seed chambers. Delicious sweet flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 13 / Jim Frick of Delaware / Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A)

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Jim Frick of Delaware ('bigdaddy') grew Orange Minsk tomato in 2010, and he observed two shapes on the same plants - hearts and beefsteaks (see [1]). He saved seeds from heart-shaped fruits and sent it to Carolyn Male. In the subsequent growouts, this shape variation appeared to be stable.
  • Carolyn distributed seeds to Tomatoville members in her annual seed offer in January 2013.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2013 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C), who was given the seed by Jim Frick of Delaware in 2011.


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