Big Beef Tomato


Big Beef Tomato is a hybrid, indeterminate variety known for its plant vigor and large, consistently-sized tomatoes. All America Selections winner. Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days to maturity.

Big Beef Tomato – 10 seeds
Big Beef Tomato – 50 seeds
Big Beef Tomato – 1,000 seeds

Big Beef Tomato is a hybrid, indeterminate tomato variety that produces large, beefsteak tomatoes. This variety is considered the gold standard for big, fresh market tomatoes in many areas of the country. Big Beef has an excellent disease-resistance package that includes resistance to root knot nematodes and tobacco mosaic virus.

Big Beef Tomato is an All America Selections winner for its plant vigor, consistent fruit size and excellent flavor. Indeterminate plants produce fruits that average 12 to 16 ounces. Compared to other indeterminate varieties, the fruits ripen early on vigorous vines. This variety is also known to continue to set fruit in cooler conditions, producing delicious tomatoes until the first frost in many regions.

Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.

If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.

Big Beef Tomato Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Seed Spacing: 2′

Row Spacing: 3-4′

Days to Maturity: 75

Disease Resistance: Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Root Knot Nematode, Alternaria Stem Canker, Gray Leaf Spot, Tobacco Mosaic Virus

5 reviews for Big Beef Tomato

  1. D Bare (verified owner)

    Did well till the storm drowned them. Will try again next season.

  2. Big Bird

    Germination hasn’t been very good so far. I reseeded a few growing pots that didnt come up.

  3. mike rushing

    Next to Bella Rosa, these are my favorite tomatoes. These will make all season long if cared for

  4. Franco

    These are my top producing indeterminates. Many varieties have come in gone in my garden but these have survived my tests for 9 years. I grow fewer indeterminates and grow fewer heirlooms as the hybrids produce more for me. I grow all slicers (1 exception) and eat them by themselves or on sandwiches and then I can them as sauce and salsa and no longer grow paste tomatoes other than Amish paste. I find that my slicers cook and can well and are more versatile because paste tomatoes do not taste good by themselves. Last year I grew only 3 indeterminates and Big Beef is one of those and will grow again next year.

  5. Franco

    This is my top performing indeterminate and I have grown it since 2013. Out produces any heirloom and taste is good to me. This one produces a long time.

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