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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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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

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

An 85 day, large red French beefsteak.

Neutral

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

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