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Grenada, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 10, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9200686

I just found this community on's a big place..8~)

These are my largest maters so far this year
All are Beefsteak's...
1. - 1 lb 7.5 oz.
2. - 1 lb. 11 oz.
3. - 1 lb. 13 oz.
4. this is the 1 lb. 13 oz. when it was still on the vine

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Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9205025

OMGosh! Those are gorgeous. My largest beefsteak on-the-vine must be all of 6-7 ounces. Who's green with envy???
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2012
11:34 AM

Post #9207385

Very cool! And welcome to Dave's! How do you get your tom's to produce into the heat of the summer?
Grenada, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9217333

Thanks. As for producing in this heat...I pray a lot and my garden is shaded from sun after about 4 pm cst so that helps keep the scorching evening sun off of the plants and when I plant the tomatoes, I plant them as deep as I can with out covering the top two limbs, put good compost and some miracle grow mixed with water in the bottom of the hole and water them once every 5-6 days if no measurable rain, side dress with 13-13-13 fertilizer about half way through the growing period.


Monte Vista, CO
(Zone 4a)

July 25, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9217808

Great looking tomatoes, Mike. I grew beefsteak from seed, and getting a late start on transplanting them (and were they ever finicky little seedlings!) but looking forward to seeing how they do. I have some other varieties, too, heirlooms. I started them in egg cartons and transplanted to a pot. When you consider how much tomatoes in the grocery store cost now, not to mention the incredible taste of home-grown, you have some valuable 'maters there.
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9218053

Well, my first one was a whopping 6 ounces and not too very good at that. We have just had soooo much rain. Pooey!

Jonesing for more pictures of yours, since I may be living vicariously from other folks' successes!


Southern NJ
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9218091

We haven't had enough rain, but at least we can water. Our tomatoes are just starting to come in; DH had a tomato and cheese sandwich for breakfast because I was going out to eat.

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