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PlantFiles: 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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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


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:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive treeeman 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 Big_Red 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.


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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