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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Cuostralee'

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: Cuostralee
Additional cultivar information: (aka Coustralee)

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tomatolarry On Sep 1, 2012, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

I tried this variety for the first time and I was not disappointed. This is truly a giant beefstake, having several tomatoes between 1 and 2 lbs. I saved seeds for next year. You owe it to your self to grow this one and the taste is incredibly good.

Positive doglover On Aug 17, 2010, doglover from Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is the only beefsteak I grow, because it is the one that gets extra large without a lot of work. Didnt have that kind of luck with Big Boy, Parks Whopper, Early Girl, etc. I will always grow this tomato. I do extra work on her for anthracnose on the leaves, however, spraying with sulfur once a week.

Positive SLO_Garden On Jul 14, 2008, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

I have had a lot of success with Cuostralee. The tomatoes are large to super-huge with good flavor. The plant is fairly prolific, and I haven't had any problems with disease. I have grown it a few times and will grow it again.

Positive Suze_ On Mar 10, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a great red beefsteak type, with terrific flavor. Produces fairly well for me. Frequently misspelled as 'Coustralee'.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 85 day, large red French beefsteak.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 16, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Deep red, ribbed shoulders, full rich flavor. From France.


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

West Fork, Arkansas
Oceanside, California
San Andreas, California
San Luis Obispo, California
Clinton, Connecticut
Miami, Florida
Dalton, Georgia
Gramercy, Louisiana
Ijamsville, Maryland
Macminnville, Oregon
Taft, Tennessee
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

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