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How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

Beefsteak cultivars are a family of tomatoes. These varieties produce the largest fruit of all tomatoes. By definition, beefsteak tomatoes weigh a pound or more, with some varieties producing fruit of two pounds or more.

Many say beefsteak tomatoes produce the perfect sandwich tomato, as one slice covers the entire sandwich.

Did You Know? While they are popular in the home garden, Beefsteak tomatoes are not popular as a commercially grown crop.

The most common varieties are: Beefmaster, Beefsteak, Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter, Oh Heart, and Cherokee Purple.


Vigorous, indeterminate plants produce an abundance of extra large fruits. Healthy vines will produce up to frost.

Days to Maturity: 80-90 from setting out plants into the garden.

Good tasting, large to extra large fruit, in many colors. The fruit often is ribbed, and contains numerous seed compartments. Fruits weigh from 1 to 2 pounds.

They are excellent for slicing, sandwiches, salads, or eating fresh from your home garden.

Beefsteak Tomato Origin and History:

If you any  information on its origin, please let us know.

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Garden Tomato Recipes: May we suggest:

When making large amounts of juice or sauce, you will need a tomato strainer and sauce maker, to easily remove seeds and skin.  See Tomato Strainers.

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