- Iraqi Heart
Small (though listed as up to 10 oz.), heart-shaped fruits with red flesh, clear
skin and often with a very long, distinctive tip. Not dry as the shape might suggest; meaty flesh with a pleasant, fairly rich flavor. Regular leaf, indeterminate vines, fair yield from 85 days. Aka Irakische Herzformige.
Others wrote: Pink fruit are shaped like an oxheart or Amish paste. Very meaty & rich flavor. Great for cooking & slicing. Yields heavy fairly late in the season & likes the heat. Possibly brought to England by a military officer after World War II. Received as Irakische Herzformige from Gerhard Bohl, a seed collector in Germany.