Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Watermelon 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: Watermelon Beefsteak
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Pink

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

West Hills, California

Miami, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Watchung, New Jersey

Felicity, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 14, 2005, treeeman from Fairhaven, MA wrote:

Good stuff. About 10-15 per plant. 5+" in diameter. Not very symmetrical but better than good.

Neutral

On Dec 20, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Heirloom that dates back to the 1800's, good "old time" tomato flavor.