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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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Root Nematodes (N)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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.