Tomato 'Beefsteak'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Beefsteak
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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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Root Nematodes (N)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Goleta, California

Menifee, California

West Hills, California

Denver, Colorado

Woodburn, Indiana

Clearfield, Kentucky

Vanceburg, Kentucky

Jeanerette, Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Foxboro, Massachusetts

North Billerica, Massachusetts

Jackson, Michigan

Vinton, Ohio

Covington, Oklahoma

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Collegedale, Tennessee

Liberty Hill, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 4, 2015, shule from New Plymouth, ID (Zone 4a) wrote:

When you buy a tomato called Beefsteak, take heed where you get it. At least some stores seem to have their own strain. To illustrate this point, I grew out Beefsteak tomatoes from two different sources this year: Peaceful Valley, and American Seed. To further illustrate it, my experience with this tomato is totally different than the other reviewers'.

Peaceful Valley's Beefsteak was probably my most indeterminate tomato of all the varieties I grew (about 30). American Seed's might have even been determinate. It didn't get so big, but it was robust. Both plants produced medium-sized tomatoes (not big at all; probably about Early Girl size to a bit bigger). The fruits on both plants were perfectly round, and perfectly smooth (not ribbed). Peaceful Valley's was much earlier, a... read more


On Oct 11, 2011, risingcreek from sun city, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

1st yr growing, plants had great yield, fruits were tasty and good for slicing. heat did not bother this one.


On Jun 21, 2011, junebug111 from Isla Vista, CA wrote:

exellent yield ,even in HOT weather. Earlyer than all he other large tomatoes,HUGE vines an fruit had awsome flavor ......overal i would rate this variety EPIC!!


On Jan 29, 2010, mjab17 from North Billerica, MA wrote:

whoever said that the seed isn't good, is wronge its a hierloom tomato, not a hybred, and people have saved the seed for numbers of years to create such a tomato-- I loved the flavor, but I could only get to taste one, because are summer this year was a very wet one and the tomatos started rotting with late blite when they were still green :( , despite that the one i did have had a really really good flavor, which is why i gave it a neutral.