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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Bush Beefsteak'

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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: Bush Beefsteak

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Determinate

Fruit Shape:
Standard
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Hildebrd On Aug 5, 2013, Hildebrd from North Sioux City, SD wrote:

Very early for me (earlier than Forest fire). Medium red fruit. Some BER early and none since. Not as much flavor as I wanted.
Short 3 foot tall but needs support.

Positive twiggybuds On May 23, 2009, twiggybuds from Moss Point, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant grows to about 30" and is loaded with medium sized round blemish free fruit. It spreads and sprawls and needs staking. A very good all purpose variety. It produces over a longer period than many in its' class. I'll keep growing this one.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 12, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 62 day red (6-8 ounce) beefsteak type.

Negative JimE On Jun 20, 2003, JimE wrote:

Tried growing this variety in the greenhouse. Produced well but every fruit had "Golden Shoulders" which is non-ripening of the stem end. Maybe better outside.

Regional...

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

Moss Point, Mississippi
North Sioux City, South Dakota
University Place, Washington



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