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 12.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stayed short Good beefsteak variety didn't get to tall. Tasted mild yet sweet. Chipmunks loved eating this variety. Noticed that many of the fruit were half eaten if I let them ripen on the vine.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What happened to real beefsteaks?: If it doesn't have an unripe green top with deep radial scars that made it look ugly, it is not a real heirloom beefsteak. I've had my fill of so-called "heirloom" varieties which can be as little as 20 years old. They taste mediocre at best, and they rot before they ripen, and they are disease prone -- AND they don't taste that good. Or you can get "beefsteaks" that look perfect and taste like wet cardboard. "Vine ripened" tomatoes from any supermarket which have appeared the last few years and are at least barely edible, and taste better. I don't know what happened to ordinary beefsteaks that were ubiquitous for fifty years until about ten years ago. They suddenly disappeared, I'm guessing all the seed suppliers for that variety were bought up by some big conglomerate and taken off the market. If you never tasted those, you have no idea what a beefsteak tomato should taste like. I have no idea where you can get them.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Planted three plants for the first time and they all produces lots of fruits but one plant developed a disease and was dying and have to get rid of it before infecting other plants. I should have learned earlier about pruning tomatoes and keeping leaves off the ground, maybe would have prevented the infection. The other two are producing bigger fruits and occassionally had to trim off diseased leaves. I notice these tomatoes are more prone to fungal infection than my other maters.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I am so disappointed with these beef steak plants, scrawny stalks, producing tons of tiny non producing branches and small tomatoes. Beefsteak plants should have large main stalks with hearty branches and produce good size fruits, these don't. I bought 2 plants and they were the big plants. Now to be fair to Bonnie, I also bought one Cherokee Purple, awesome plant. Hearty, large fruits, excellent! Next year I will be buying all Cherokees.
Date published: 2015-06-24
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