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Best Beefsteak Tomato Seeds For 2011

Updated on February 3, 2011


If your looking for the best Beefsteak tomato seeds to plant in your garden for the 2011 season, I've got you covered. You probably know that when it comes to growing tomatoes for size, Beefsteak seeds are your best choice. These seeds will grow plants that will produce tomatoes weighing 2 pounds and possibly more.

Does size matter? Is bigger better? No, not necessarily. Some Beefsteak seeds will produce massive fruits with sub-par flavor. Well I know that tomato gardeners such as myself are in search of size and flavor. Here are a few varieties that I have found to provide the best of both worlds.


"Watermelon Beefsteak"

The "Watermelon Beefsteak" seed will produce amazingly large and quite meaty tomatoes. This is an heirloom seed, and fruits may grow to weights of up to 2 pounds. These tomatoes have delicious flavor, making them a great Beefsteak seed to have in your garden for 2011.

"Beef Master" Tomato Seeds

The "Beef Master" Beefsteak is one of the most popular hybrid beefsteak seed types. It's excellent resistance to disease makes it one of the best Beefsteaks for those just getting started with tomato gardening in 2011. These bright red tomatoes weigh up to 2 pounds. 80 days to maturity.

"Dolly" Beefsteak Tomato Seeds

These Beefsteak seeds will produce tomatoes that can weigh over 2 pounds apiece! This is one of the best beefsteak seed varieties for slicing and sandwiches. A slice of these tomatoes will be as big or bigger than a typical slice of bread. These seeds will definitely be planted in my garden for the 2011 growing season!


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      7 years ago

      I have experienced cracking from using too much nitrogen on varieties that are not crack resistant. Two years ago I forgot that I had Celebrities on the same drip lines as Cristas, and I dripped 15-30-15 mixed with calcium nitrate every Monday. I got Celebrities that weighed about a pound, but they cracked like fireworks. The Cristas never crack. I now grow crack resistant Celebrities (Celebrity Supreme) which is available from Rupp seeds. Too much nitrogen is the culprit for cracking. They grow too big for their thin skins and it makes them crack.

    • Dave Cald profile imageAUTHOR

      Dave Cald 

      8 years ago

      Barkley, tomatoes splitting or cracking is usually caused by inconsistent watering. Is it possible that you may have missed a few waterings, and later tried to compensate by giving your tomato plants an extra deep soaking later? This can cuse the inside of the tomato to have a growth spurt which is much to fast for the skin to keeep up with, hence the split or craked skin. There are a few other factors to consider and some things you can do to prevent cracking before it occurs. Here is a link to an article I think will help you. Good Luck.

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      Barkley Rosehill 

      8 years ago from Philadelphia

      Hey Dave Cald, Quick question for ya- I grew some watermelon beefsteaks last year, and they were doing well until they began splitting as they ripened. Did I over-fertilize them causing them to get too big and burst or something?


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