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Beefsteak Tomato

Big Beef

EXCLUSIVE - If you yearn for old-fashioned beefsteak tomato taste, size, and quality, this All-America winner is our hands-down favorite, co...
EXCLUSIVE - If you yearn for old-fashioned beefsteak tomato taste, size, and quality, this All-America winner is our hands-down favorite, combining delicious full flavor, heavy yields, wide adaptability and truly superior disease resistance (V-1, F-1, F-2, ASC, St.N, ToMV). The huge globe-shaped fruits size up about 10-12 oz each, without the cracked tops or fibrous interiors of older beefsteak varieties. Best of all, these scrumptious giant slicers are heavy with sweet flesh and lots of juice — perfect for "BLT" sandwiches.

F-1, indeterminate
Seed Count: 18-22 / Weight: 0.07 gms / F-1 Hybrid/ Indeterminate
$ 2.99

STARTING SEEDLINGS

In early spring, start indoors about 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50 to 55° range. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm (75 to 80°). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 3 inches tall, transplant into deeper individual containers, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 65-70°. Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until weather is warm enough (50-55° both day and night) to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.

 

GROWING NOTES

Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant several inches deeper than seedlings were growing in containers. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages at planting time. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; don't over-water once fruit begins to ripen.

 

HARVEST AND USE

For best flavor, pick tomatoes fully red-ripe and don't store them in the refrigerator. These succulent beefsteak tomatoes are memorable simply cut into thick, meaty slices and sprinkled with a pinch of salt or sugar and good, extra virgin olive oil. Perfect to eat all by themselves or in any kind of sandwich.

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

Mature Height

Transplant To Harvest

Feb – March
7 – 14 days
April – June
5 – 7 feet
Approx. 75 days

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

Mature Height

Transplant To Harvest

Feb – March
7 – 14 days
April – June
5 – 7 feet
Approx. 75 days

Sow Seeds Indoors

Feb – March

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

April – June

Mature Height

5 – 7 feet

Transplant To Harvest

Approx. 75 days

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