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Product Description:

75-80 days. A cut above the rest, this prime beefsteak has solid, meaty, bright red flesh that’s robustly flavorful. Early and more productive than many similar varieties with the beefsteak name, the vigorous, indeterminate plants yield lots of 6 ½ ounce fruit throughout the season. Just right for slicing off thick slabs to top your favorite burger. HR: F, ToMV, V. IR: N.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Ohio zone 6a here.
I've been growing these every year for 8 years now. I regularly get 1.5 pound plus tomatos, despite the description saying 6.5 oz each. In addition to that, once they start fruiting (early Aug for me) I harvest around 8-10 tomatos per plant weekly!
Most important to me is the flavor and texture. They're very meaty with few seeds and jel (which I don't like). They're deep red and full (heirloom) flavor. Every single person I've shared these with says they're the best tomato they've ever tasted!
Despite them being huge plants and kind of hard to manage for my 5'2" height and 67 years of age, I will always grow BuffaloSteak!

Megan C.
Not a fan favorite

I grew these from seed and planted out just before solstice because of the late frosts we experience here in Central Oregon. Unlike other varieties, they were not vigorous growers. Unlike other varieties, the fruit split. I never got a single tomato that I could "slice in thick slabs" but was able to cut around the weird bits and make the best of it. We do have sort of tricky tomato conditions, but, that said, these were a fail.

10 1/2 lbs

Gardening 66 years and never did i get 10 1/2 lbs off one plant. An all time favorate of all the friends and family. Excellent disease resistants on long island n.y. Plenty of wilt to go around here with high humidity. Taste is that of heirlooms,firm and juicy. Looks like my new main eating crop for next year.

Joanna K.
Excellent tomatoes

We bought three plants. We also planted some seeds of a different variety. These beefsteaks were the only ones to survive the heat waves of last summer. (We live in Olympia Washington). After the heat wave destroyed the entire first batch of flowers, the plants rebuilt themselves. We finally got an excellent crop, albeit very late. We were one of the few people in our neighborhood to get tomatoes last year. We're ordering six plants this year.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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