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The tomato is my favorite vegetable I grow in my garden each year and perhaps it is yours also. I love them all from the big, fat beefsteak, to the small grape tomatoes. Oh yes, walk out there on a hot summer day and pluck a red, juicy one and enjoy! Not much in life better than that is there.
Tomato plants can be planted almost anywhere , yes even the
Beefsteak Standard Tomato Plants, and I have seen them planted in buckets with holes drilled in the bottom, porch boxes, along-side a house or garage, in gardens, even in containers on patios or inside a green house. All you really need is a container, soil, maybe some dehydrated manure, and you are ready to plant.
We handle Beefsteak Tomato Plants on this blog, and if you aren’t familiar with them. They are the large, meaty tomatoes, used primarily for slicing, although they are excellent for making juice, sauce, or canning. We grow all kinds and use them all for eating and home can as much as we are able.
Some prefer the beefsteak tomato and plant only that kind. I had an aunt who only planted those and being very skilled, grew them big enough for one slice to cover a sandwich. She preferred the Mortgage Lifter Tomato; it is a pink beefsteak tomato plant of the heirloom variety that is low on acid.
Let’s talk about a few of them now:
Organic Beefsteak Tomato Plants, yes they have one named that. This is the one that has that ‘Old-fashioned’ flavor, like when we were kids and visited our grandparents for Sunday Dinner. This one has that flavor to take you back to those times. The meaty fruits of this can get up to 2 pounds. The vines are Indeterminate. 80-96 days
Big Beef Hybrid Tomato Plants, is another old time flavor beefsteak tomato plant. Although, you get the performance and disease resistance of the hybrids. These are known to turn out an abundance of mild and meaty tomatoes in the 10-12 ounce range. Perfect for slicing, sauce, salsa, and canning. Woohoo!
Indeterminate vines, 80 days.
Celebrity Hybrid Tomatoes, favored my house, historically a good performer in the Southern U.S. It sports some good disease resistance and will give you a steady supply of deep red, fruits about 8 ounces in size. Determinate vines, 72 days.
Delicious Standard Tomatoes, we always grow this tomato, and in fact, the Guinness record largest of a tomato over 7 pounds is a Delicious. The red fruits are smooth, meat, thick walled and average around 1 pound each. Vines are Indeterminate, 77 days.
Better Boy Hybrid Tomato Plants, I remember my grandfather talking about this one. The Better Boy holds the Guinness record for yield. It is known to adapt to a wide range of climates and can thrive in just about any. Vines are Indeterminate, 75 days.
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Beefsteak Tomato Plants can be purchased that produce other colored tomatoes as well. They will give you a good return on your investment when they start producing all those loads of tomatoes. Then, that is food on the table, some to can, make juice, or sauce and can them as well. That is very nice to be eating your own homegrown, home canned produce from your own labor when the snow is blowing and the temps are around zero.
A Few Tips
I plant my Beefsteak Tomato Plants, and in fact all of my tomato plants about 3 feet apart. I make my own cages and secure them with long stakes. The cages serve to keep some of the wild animals from getting to the fruits. I also mulch with a hay, grass clippings, and here the last couple of years with a combination of shredded newspapers, covered up with grass clippings or straw or hay. Most do not recommend hay because of the weed seeds you can get.
After preparing the soil for the tomato plants ahead of time, I will put a couple handfuls of dehydrated manure, a little bone meal, and Epsom salts. I also like to spray a solution of seaweed or kelp spray on them according to directions.
One more tip I learned is that if you have a coffee shop around that saves the coffee grounds, most of the time they are free. Tomatoes love coffee grounds and what I do is sprinkle some around on top the ground in a circle around under the plant. I would recommend you wait till the plants get a little more mature for this.
I found a video on pruning your beefsteak tomato plant vines. She gives very good advice and the only reason I do not prune my tomato vines is because I have 30-40 plants and takes too long as you can imagine.
About Beefsteak Tomatoes
The tomato, yes even the one you grow in your back yard, is a fine source of Vitamins A, B, and C not to mention the nutrient Lycopene. The ease with which we home gardeners can grow makes tomato plants important for our own production of food. Food, if you follow organic methods will be higher in nutrition and lower in levels of toxic chemicals used for fertilizer and pest control.
Beefsteak tomatoes, of all the varieties of tomatoes on the market, are the biggest. They are known to grow fruits on them up to and over 1 pound. Some folks have friendly competitions amongst themselves to see who can grow the largest.
Beefsteak tomatoes come in mostly pink and red, with the pink being lower in acid for those of us with a tendency to acid problems. Although, you can buy yellow, orange, or even purple and black ones as well. For some a Beefsteak also means a large, slicing, meaty tomato.
The beefsteak plant or vine can be either determinate or indeterminate.
Determinate tomato vines are vines that are a bush from about 1’ – 3’ long, and flower and set the fruits or vegetables all at one time. This is very good for families that do canning, they have all the harvest at one time to make plans in their lives for that time off. Some say the flavor of the determinates are not quite as robust compared to those of the indeterminate.
Indeterminate tomato vines are vines that really sprawl and grow long to about 6’ – 20’ long, and flower and set fruit over a longer period of time. They will continue until frost stops them. This is a positive trait for you because you will be enjoying juice red tomatoes from your vegetable garden all season long. Pruning is recommended, but if you have as many plants as I do, that is a difficult chore.
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