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Tomato Seeds, Classic Red Beefsteak Tomato

Tomato Seeds, Classic Red Beefsteak Tomato

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Classic Beefsteak Tomato Seed, Indeterminate
15 seeds per package
Open pollinated, non-gmo

The classic red beefsteak tomato of yesteryear. Massive fruit, easily reaching about 1-2 lbs has deep red flesh and good old-fashioned tomato flavor. These are the tomatoes that grandma grew, meaty and firm, perfect on sandwiches or served straight up with a pinch of salt. A particularly good producer in the Northeast, but well adapted to the entire U.S. as well.

The Classic Beefsteak Tomato needs to be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period. Fertilize carefully since excess nitrogen causes rampant growth, rot, and delayed ripening.

Full sun, 8 – 12 hours, location when planting outside.
Sow 1/8" deep keeping the soil lightly moist until germination.
Well draining soil is best with compost and lime (add calcium)
Plant Spacing, 24” apart.
Germination, 5 – 7 days.
For starting seeds indoors, you will want to start 6 – 8 weeks before last frost.
Hardened-off your plants if you started them indoors.
Water seedlings with a high-phosphate fertilizer solution to help boost early yields when transplanting the small plants outside.
This plant is not frost hardy.

For tall indeterminate plant consider pruning once they outgrow a manageable size for easy harvest. Staking needs to be done when you plant the seedling in the ground or container. It is very difficult to do this after the plant begins to grow, but not impossible. It’s just best to get the tall stakes or trellis in the grown or the large container early.

Companion Plants- herbs; borage, basil, dill, mint, sage, fennel, cilantro,  parsley,  chives, thyme, oregano. Flowers; marigold, nasturtium.

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