The king of tomatoes and the tomato for making salsa, Red Beefsteak tomatoes are large and meaty with lots of juice, making them ideal to use as a base for fresh sauces and dips. Red Beefsteak’s mild flavor makes them the perfect complement to any dish, without being too overpowering. Red Beefsteak tomatoes make a great addition to your classic hamburger or BLT—and can even hold their own as a patty substitute because they are firm and thick! Slice up a Red Beefsteak tomato for sandwiches and hamburgers. They’re also mild in taste and juicy, making them a good choice for canning or sauce making. Beefsteak tomatoes take at least 85 days before they are ready to harvest. The Beefsteak tomato variety itself has multiple different varieties—some are more suited to different climates, some produce fruits that are twice as big as a normal Red Beefsteak tomato, and some yield a very high quantity of tomatoes. The Red Beefsteak tomato plant can reach six to eight feet in height.
- Full sun (eight hours)
- 6.0 to 6.8
- fertile, well-drained
- 2 to 11
- plant 3 to 5 feet apart for optimal growth and air circulation
- Water 1-2 inches per week
- Consistent moisture keeps fruit from cracking and encourages deep roots
- Prone to pests and diseases – keep a close watch
- Large and firm
- Meaty with rich and vibrant color
- Mild but flavorful and juicy
- Balance with traditional tomato flavor
- Great for salsa, sauces, dips, and—when sliced round—on burgers and sandwiches
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