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Beefsteak Tomatoes growing

Beefsteak Tomatoes


General information

  • Solanum lycopersicum, Tomato
  • Solanaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: well-drained, fertile soil, high in organic matter.
  • Tomatoes come in both determinate (bush) varieties, and indeterminate (climbing) varieties.


Successful Cultivars

  • Brandy Boy (75-78 days) 4-5 times the yield of Brandywine, improved flavor. Indeterminate. (pictured here)
  • Mortgage Lifter (80 days) Enormous pink fruit, few seeds. Indeterminate.
  • Steakhouse (75-80 days) Fruits up to 3 pounds, rich tomato flavor. Indeterminate.


Common Pests & Diseases

  • Early Blight
  • Late Blight
  • Blossom End Rot
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Tomato Hornworm (parasitized)
  • Stink Bug
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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