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Tomato 'Supersteak VFN'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Supersteak VFN
Hybridized by Burpee
Registered or introduced: 1980
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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:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:

American hybrid


Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Root Nematodes (N)

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Musselshell, Montana

Charlotte, North Carolina

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

University Place, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 19, 2011, donnyczech from Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:

The plant did OK here in Sioux Falls, SD in 2011. It produced several nice fruits and I think I will grow it again in 2012. I am uploading a picture.


On Jul 31, 2011, mtgardner from Musselshell, MT wrote:

I am horribly disappointed with this variety. The only reason we purchased the seeds is because they were to get very large. I fertilized when the first fruits formed. Mine are just starting to ripen and the tomatoes are only golf ball size AND there are very few of them on each plant. Of course the plants are 6 ft tall as described in the catalog. I do a pile of canning and now going to be very short on tomatoes :(

I have never been disappointed with other varieties and have never had a problem growing them. :( I will stick to our beefsteak variety.


On Sep 17, 2010, jwr6404 from University Place, WA wrote:

In an otherwise bad Tomato year this plant produced the biggest and most beautiful tomatoes I have ever grown. They were very tasty as well as very productive. I will grow it every year.


On Feb 19, 2010, dlbailey from Central Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have tried to grow this variety twice. It was a giant, slightly sickly plant that did not produce even one tomato both years. My open-pollinated varieties have done cartwheels around this hybrid for too long. I will stick to reliable heirlooms for now on.


On Feb 17, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1980 hybrid similar to BeefMaster.