What tomato lover wouldn't love thick, meaty slices of homegrown tomatoes on their sandwiches? 'Beefsteak' is a century-old favorite not only for sandwiches, but also any dish calling for rich, tomato flavor. Vines are so vigorous (up to 6' or more) you will need a sturdy wire cage to support them and the 1–2-pound fruits! Produces summer to fall.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 96 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vigorous vines can easily reach 6' in the home garden, but may get up to 20' where the growing season is long, such as in mild climates of the South.
Variety Information: 10 oz.–2 lb. round, somewhat flattened, lightly ribbed, bright red fruits. 'Beefsteak' was first offered by H.W. Buckbee Seed Co. in 1900.
Type: Indeterminate, Slicer