Red Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato
This old favorite still has many fans. Heavy foliage helps protect tomatoes from sunburn.

Red Beefsteak Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 14 to 24 oz
  • Matures: 90 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 6 to 8 feet
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

Beefsteaks are always grown for their flavor and size for slicing and summer sandwiches. This variety produces large, meaty red fruit over a long season on indeterminate plants. Because it matures late compared to many other tomatoes, it will provide a fresh harvest in the latter part of the season. This is an old favorite beloved by gardeners in the Northeast and grown throughout the country. Vigorous vines grow best in tall cages. Resistant to fusarium wilt (F) and nematodes (N).

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Red Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Beefsteak I purchased this plant at a retail store. It is producing small, cherry tomatoes. I am disappointed as I was looking forward to LARGE slicing tomatoes. I see other reviews with the same, obvious mislabeling of the plant.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big tomato, good yield, great taste! Bought 2 of these at the Depot for home stuff. Grew well, lots of flowers, good amount of baseball to softball sized fruit. I will be saving seeds as well as probably purchase again for next year! I'm in Southeastern NC so early vigorous growth with mold resistance is required, this plant has it all.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This isn’t the tomato described The packaging says large beefsteak tomato. It’s a 2oz cherry.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good size and good yield This is one of four Bonnie tomato plant varieties I started with this year, planting them in late February here in Tampa. I used soil enriched with cow compost, and mulched well. I also added organic fertilizer and sprayed with blossom end rot (calcium). So far three of four bushes are being very generous, this one having among the biggest tomatoes. I did get some cuts, which I understand happens when there is a sudden infusion of water. I used soaker hoses but February, March and April tend to be our drought months, and then weeks of rain rain rain. The fruit is still good and this vine like two others are grown way over the cage and extended outward. I have had to tie up the branches. And still producing blooms, a record because in these months here in Florida tomato plants start to get blight. I would recommend this to a friend.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not setting fruit Four months and two plants (heirloom beefsteak). Waste of time and money as neither plant set any fruit. If it's too hot to set fruit, don't sell them in south florida. Will not buy bonnie products again.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yes, we have NO tomatoes! Planted mid-Marcy, and as of today - 100+ days later, 6' tall, plenty of flowers, but not a single tomato on either plant. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from smaller fruit size than what's described I bought this plant back in April and it is producing small size fruits. I used miracle gro all purpose plant food then Epsom salt and vigoro tomato food plus calcium to fight blossom rot and improve plant growth but no sign of improvement yet. I don't think I will purchase this tomato again as now I see others complaining about the same issue.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fruit size more of like a large cherry tomato I bought this plant from home depot in April. As of now this plant is producing a large cherry size tomato. I used a miracle gro all purpose plant food, epsom salt for plant, and vegetable and tomato vigoro food plus calcium to help minimize the blossom end rot but no improvement so far. I see the other reviewers are complaining about the same issue. Therefore, this plant is no longer going to be on my list yet my beefmaster is more the a pound and still growing.
Date published: 2017-07-08
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