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Beefsteak tomato Tomato Varieties Types of Tomatoes Heirloom Tomatoes
Representative species  Brandywine, Cherokee purple, Mortgage Lifter, Big Beef

Growing beefsteak tomato


A beef tomato (British English) or beefsteak tomato (American English) is any of the largest varieties of cultivated tomatoes, some weighing 450 grams (0.99 lb) or more. Most are pink or red with numerous small seed compartments (locules) distributed throughout the fruit, sometimes displaying pronounced ribbing similar to ancient pre-Columbian tomato cultivars. While popular among home growers for sandwich making and other applications requiring a large tomato to be eaten raw, beefsteaks are not grown commercially as often as other types, since they are not considered as suitable for mechanization as smaller slicing tomatoes.

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Common varieties include:

  • Beefmaster VFN (a popular hybrid beefsteak)
  • Beefsteak VFN
  • Big Beef
  • Brandywine (a pink heirloom variety)
  • Bucking Bronco
  • Cherokee Purple a dusky red/purple beefsteak, said to have exceptional flavour
  • Marmande
  • Mortgage Lifter (another popular heirloom tomato)
  • Pink Beefsteak
  • Cœur-de-bœuf (lit. "ox heart")

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    References

    Beefsteak tomato Wikipedia


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