Beefsteak Pole Tomato Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started inside.
2.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
What tomato lover wouldn't love thick, meaty slices of homegrown tomatoes on their sandwiches? 'Beefsteak' is a century-old favorite not only for sandwiches, but also any dish calling for rich, tomato flavor. Vines are so vigorous (up to 6' or more) you will need a sturdy wire cage to support them and the 1–2-pound fruits! Produces summer to fall.
$2.29 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 96 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Vigorous vines can easily reach 6' in the home garden, but may get up to 20' where the growing season is long, such as in mild climates of the South.

Variety Information: 10 oz.–2 lb. round, somewhat flattened, lightly ribbed, bright red fruits. 'Beefsteak' was first offered by H.W. Buckbee Seed Co. in 1900.

Type: Indeterminate, Slicer (Learn more)

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

Harvesting: 'Beefsteak' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.

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Beefsteak Pole Tomato Seeds Reviews

6 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 16, 2019
This was the tomato to produce fruit first in my garden! I have 12 different varieties including cherry tomatoes, and this had fruit first! And so fair it has the most fruit too!
Triniti from CA

Beefsteak Pole Tomato Seeds

5 out of 5 stars May 31, 2020
good germination and growing well
Jerry from CO

Not as labeled

1 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2020
These were not Beefsteaks, maybe Mortgage Lifter. One of them I have no idea.
Lee Seroka from MI
Owner Response: Hi Lee. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the unexpected results that you had. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

Not beefsteak

1 out of 5 stars Sep 29, 2020
The plants grew really well, once established and bore quite a few tomatoes but they were not beefsteak size. I did not have a single tomato get larger than 2-3" in diameter. They had good flavor but certainly weren't what I was expecting.
Alisha Eno from CO
Owner Response: Hi Alisha, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Phosphorus can really help fruit size and production. It may be helpful to do a soil test to see if any amendments are needed. We are always here to help troubleshoot issues too. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

not beefsteak tomatoes

3 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2020
These looked like they were going to turn out great, but never got bigger than 2in diameter. They weren't bad, just not beefsteak tomatoes.
ed from MD
Owner Response: Hi Ed, Thank you for reporting this issue--it is being investigated. We are sorry these seeds had unexpected results. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.


1 out of 5 stars Aug 30, 2021
First of all, I had a lot of trouble with sick starts with this variety, even when planted in the same trays as other varieties that thrived. The remaining, salvageable plants, as others have said, are clearly not beefsteak tomatoes. Since I grew this variety specifically for our farmers' markets, this is not only a disappointment, but also a financial loss.
Paul from NH
Owner Response: Hi Paul, We are sorry you had a poor experience with our seeds. I believe our customer service is already helping with this issue, but I will pass this on and you will be contacted by email.

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