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Beefsteak Pole Tomato Seeds

Beefsteak Pole Tomato Seeds

SKU: #3001

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.

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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 96 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Type: Indeterminate, Slicing Tomato (Learn more)

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun

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

Attributes: Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

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 60Β°F.

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

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ΒΌ"

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

Row Spacing: 36"

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

Growing Info

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