Big Beef Tomato
With a name like Big Beef, you get the idea that this is a big tomato. Indeed it is.

Big Beef Tomato

4.00 out of 5
(6 customer reviews)

  • Fruit size: 12 to 16 oz.
  • Matures: 73 days after planting
  • Spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

For years gardeners wanted a large, beefsteak-type tomato that was delicious, early to bear, and highly disease resistant. Finally in 1994 those wishes came true with Big Beef. The large fruit has old-time tomato flavor and the vines are resistant to many of the problems that can discourage gardeners. The fruit is borne on vigorous, indeterminate vines from summer until frost. Compared to other beefsteak types, Big Beef is early and will set fruit reliably even in cool, wet weather. We harvest dozens of tomatoes from each plant in our Alabama test garden, where the harvest season lasts two full months and the growing conditions are very good. It grows well throughout the country, earning it an All America Selections designation in 1994; it has since grown to be a national favorite. Vines grow long, so give the plant the support of a tall cage or stake.

Resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F) races 1 and 2, nematodes (N), and alternaria stem canker (A), gray leaf spot, and tobacco mosaic virus (T).

For gardeners who enjoy plant history and interesting facts, Colen Wyatt, the breeder of this variety, was one of the most successful home garden vegetable plant breeders in the last half of the 20th century. He also bred Celebrity and Husky Gold tomatoes, which are both also AAS Winners.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

6 reviews for Big Beef Tomato

  1. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Great Tomato: Huge yields on a robust plant. Large fruits. This is a variety to show off and first time growers. Flavor was good for a hybrid.

  2. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    great tomato plant: I grow these from seed, usually plant about 100 plants in my garden, and give away twice that many plants to friends and realatives. Once they try them they are hooked on big beef. I've been growing tomato plants for 20 years,
    this is the best tomato plant by far. Tastes grea , and makes great tomato juice too.

  3. Taste:
    2 out of 5

    Yield:
    1 out of 5

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    Good: varieties of tomatoes-http://www.frukta.ru/Ovochi-ru/tomat8-ru.html

  4. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    Great tomato!: One of the juiciest, best-tasting tomatoes I have ever raised. My garden does not get but 3-4 hours of sun, but they grow great anyway! Thanks!

  5. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    See info in Pros: See info under Pros – Do give this one a start next year. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

  6. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Big Beef Tomato: I have grown the Big Beef tomato in my garden for the past 6 years. The first 3 years I also planted other types of tomato as a back-up. The past 3 years I eliminated the back-up. This one has it all.

    The tomatoes are Big, Smooth, and very tasty. 130 quarts of tomato juice in 2013, plus more delicious tomatoes than 3 families could eat during the summer, all from 15 plants.

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