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.
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.