Do you know Big Beef Tomatoes are famous for their large size, heavy yield, intense taste, and superior disease resistance than other old-fashioned Beefsteak varieties?
You can sow the seeds of Big Beef in February- March, which takes about 10-14 days to germinate.
Big Beef variety will let you harvest the biggest fruits 2 weeks earlier vs other Beefsteak varieties.
What Type Of Tomato Is Big Beef?
Big Beef Tomatoes are borne on productive indeterminant vines and have massive sizes, classic flavor, and juicy texture.
Moreover, this hybrid is highly resistant to several diseases, like leaf spots, verticillium wilt, fusarium wilts, nematodes, and tobacco mosaic virus.
Growing well throughout America, this Tomato bears fruits from summer to early winter until the winter frost kills the plant.
You can grow and harvest these Tomatoes with big size and bright red color by sowing the seeds or planting the seedlings after the last frost.
Remember that you must use stakes or cages for support as they start to grow bigger.
|Common Name||Big Beef Tomato|
|Plant Size||36-48 X 24-36 inches|
|Days to Maturity||70-75 days|
|Yield||100 fruits per 100 foot row|
|Fruit Size||10-12 oz|
|Pruning||After the branches stop producing fruits|
|Requirements||Full sun, nutrient-rich soil and a cage or stake for support|
Big Beef Vs. Beefsteak Tomato
Beefsteak Tomatoes are the king of Tomatoes due to their huge size and classic juicy flavor, and Big Beef is one of the top varieties of Beefsteak Tomatoes.
Additionally, you can harvest the giant-sized, globe-shaped fruits even in cool-wet conditions earlier than other Beefsteak varieties.
Due to the high-quality taste, farmers sought traditionally all-in-one Beefsteak Tomatoes with big size, old taste, early harvest, and highly disease-resistant.
Later, Big Beef Tomato fulfilled their wishes in 1994 with its vast size, old-time taste, high yield, disease resistance, and many more.
Interestingly, Big Beef and other hybrids like Husky Gold and Celebrity Tomatoes won the AAS award and were bred by successful breeder Colen Wyatt.
From Editorial Team
Harvest Big Beef Tomatoes Regularly For Quick and Heavy Production
One of the best ideas to increase Big-Beef production is to harvest the fruits as soon as it ripens and pick off the rotten Tomatoes.
Doing this can save your plant from unwanted pests and pathogens invasions. Also, prune the branches that stop fruiting to save the plant’s energy.