How to grow Beefsteak tomato

Beefsteak tomato growing herbaceous of the genus Solanum also known as Beaf steak tomato, Beefsteak tomato annual to short perennial evergreen plant, perennial tomatoes suffers or die due to the cold of the winter, in less cold area, there are varieties that can survive the winter, vegetative reproduction can maintain high quality seedlings in the greenhouse to next season, Beefsteak tomato grows as vine or shrub, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial 2+ as annual.

Leaves color green, there are two types of leaves: RL (regular leaves) / PL – (potato leaves), Regular leaf: a leaf with serrated edges. Potato leaf: large and wide oval leaves with no serrated edges.

Flower color yellow in star shape the flowers grow in clusters.

Beefsteak tomatoes fruits

Fruit color can be: red, green, purple, yellow, pink, white, orange or colorful – can appear without form in the colors, can be striped in different colors and can appear different colored dots, the shape of  the fruit can be: round, elliptic, shapeless.

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How to grow Beefsteak tomato growing and care:

Warm weather, ground full of nutrients, Trellising, for determinate should trellising like cage, if u want to help the plant to survive more time you should cover the base of the plant with ground

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible to use in vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
A lot of pests

Planting season:
End on the winter beginning of the spring, in cold area in late spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Frost, leaf miners, slugs

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Rotten stems and leaves, week stems

Size of the plant:
0.5-3 m 20-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Start in 15-80 days

General information about the flower:
Little yellow flower in star shape, flowers grow in clusters

Thinning the bloom:
If thinning happening should check the root, watering and try to hand polinate

Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator, pollinate by hand, some of the species self-pollinator

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
55-160 days from sowing

Fruits pests or diseases:
Slugs, worms, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Beefsteak tomato fruit?
Eat fresh, cooked, sauce, juice and much more

Work requirements on the fruit:
Clean the rotten leaves

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2.5 month from planting

Ripening of fruit:
If there is massive attack on the fruit should pick them before they ready and let them be ripening at home


Green tomato:
Aunt Ruby’s German Green – light green or dark green with stripes and spots
Green Giant – Dark green sometime with zebra stripes of light green, very big
Grub’s Mystery Green – green with yellow touch
Malachite Box – dark green with yellow shapeless

Orange tomato:
Amana orange – orange with yellow sometime with green spots, very big can be more than one Kg.
Kellog’s Breakfast – orange yellow, big with a lot of flesh

Pink tomato:
Berkeley Tie Dye – pink green orange organized with stripes
Brandy Boy – small pink
German Johnson – pink with little yellow and green
Potato Top – small pink
Pruden’s Purple – pink shapeless
Rebel Yell – pink orange
Stump Of The World – round pink

Purple tomato:
Black from Tula – purple, one of the biggest tomato
Cherokee Purple – black – purple sometimes with green areas
Indian Stripe – small purple, related to Cherokee purple

White tomato:
Greate White – white color sometimes with pink or green spots
White Tomesol – white color from the inside sometimes is yellowish

Yellow tomato:
Ananas Noire – yellow pink orange green, the seeds area green the rind yellow pink orange, the inner area pink orange yellow
Belgium yellow tomato – big sweet yellow
Dr. Wyche’s Yellow – yellow medium size
Gold Medal – yellow pink red the rind yellow in the top the other part is red pink
Red Yellow Kentucky – yellow and little bit reddish
Rumi Banjan – medium size, yellow with hue of orange
Yellow Brandywine – yellow orange

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow, brown-yellowish seeds

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold and dry place

Sowing season:
end of the winter, start of the spring

Planting spacing:
20-40 cm

Depth of Sowing:
5-10 mm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun, 20-25 C can be more or less but this is the best temperature

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, the soil should be moist

Germination time:
1-16 days

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, more than 20C, the sprout is very delightful to bug need protection in the beginning

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, Stems

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring – beginning of the summer

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-2 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Warm, Moist, and should put the cuttings in glass of water and change the water every 2 days

Scientific name:

Solanum lycopersicum

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Plant growing speed

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone