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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Beefsteak'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Beefsteak

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8 vendors have this plant for sale.

23 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Root Nematodes (N)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive risingcreek On Oct 11, 2011, risingcreek from sun city, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

1st yr growing, plants had great yield, fruits were tasty and good for slicing. heat did not bother this one.

Positive junebug111 On Jun 21, 2011, junebug111 from Isla Vista, CA wrote:

exellent yield ,even in HOT weather. Earlyer than all he other large tomatoes,HUGE vines an fruit had awsome flavor ......overal i would rate this variety EPIC!!

Neutral mjab17 On Jan 29, 2010, mjab17 from North Billerica, MA wrote:

whoever said that the seed isn't good, is wronge its a hierloom tomato, not a hybred, and people have saved the seed for numbers of years to create such a tomato-- I loved the flavor, but I could only get to taste one, because are summer this year was a very wet one and the tomatos started rotting with late blite when they were still green :( , despite that the one i did have had a really really good flavor, which is why i gave it a neutral.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Goleta, California
Menifee, California
West Hills, California
Denver, Colorado
Woodburn, Indiana
Clearfield, Kentucky
Vanceburg, Kentucky
Jeanerette, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Foxboro, Massachusetts
North Billerica, Massachusetts
Jackson, Michigan
Vinton, Ohio
Covington, Oklahoma
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Collegedale, Tennessee
Liberty Hill, Texas

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