Beefsteak is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Beefsteak'). 'Beefsteak' is considered a hybrid heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Golden yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single hose-in-hose form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Venetian red. Leaves appear approximately as a Grade 1 Paint Green colour.
While the Beefsteak tomato was originally one heirloom variety, most tomatoes labelled “Beefsteak” in the greenhouse trade are actually now hybrids not related to the original.
A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Beefsteak is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.82 metres (5.92 feet).
Large 1lb fruit from an indeterminate plant.
Mexico is believed to be where Beefsteak originates from.
Beefsteak Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Beefsteak have been kindly provided by our members.
Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Beefsteak about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.
Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Beefsteak is a tender plant.
Pole Beefsteak, Cordon Beefsteak
Crimson Cushion, Red Ponderosa
Got a late start on these and they all ended up rather small. Maybe they crossed with the cherry tomatoes, but the cherries aren’t any bigger than usual. Still, one of the most delicious tomatoes I’ve ever eaten!
Mizufusion about growing Tomato 'Beefsteak'
Lots of flowers only 1 tomato.
N20863 about growing Red Beefsteak
A group for discussing one of the most rewarding to grow plants, the humble tomato. This is a place to discuss growin...525 members / 215 topics