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A beautiful orange beefsteak preserved by our friend Darrell Kellogg, a railroad supervisor from Redford, Michigan. Its fruit is very flavorful and superbly sweet! This delicious heirloom originated in West Virginia. A favorite of Dr. Carolyn Male, author of 101 Heirloom Tomatoes.
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What are the pros? HUGE!
What are the cons? Flavor not remarkable, blight
The reviews looked great and I had high hopes. Big, sweet, and meaty - that checks all the boxes, right? And I'll say, they were easy to start indoors, transplant, and get going. The plants got big quick and everything was looking good. The firstfruits were plentiful and huge, and I mean HUGE! I'm talking in the 3-5 lbs range, and I'm not exaggerating! I had several that were at the upper range and a couple even bigger (one I though was three separate tomatoes, but it just had three lobes - I couldn't believe it when I realized it was a single tomato - it was only a little smaller than a volleyball!). The problem was the taste was not particularly remarkable. They weren't bad, but with maybe a couple exceptions, they were not particularly sweet or rich. I won't say they were bland, but they weren't far from it. And then, by late August, almost every plant abruptly died (none of my other varieties did). I'll try one more year and still recommend, I guess, but that's it.
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What are the pros? Taste, size and color
What are the cons? None
Seeds germinated well over 90% and were fed 1x per week till transplanting to garden. Zone 5B gardener (central IL) here and use the BTE method with wood chips. These tomatoes were one of my absolute favorites. I grew 15 different varieties and these will definitely be grown every year from here on out. They were a little slow to produce but when they did, wow! These things are sweet and meaty with very little to no acid and can get very large. Some of mine got softball size or larger. They’re a beautiful yellow/orange color and taste great fresh or cooked in a sauce. Even used in salsa and gives a nice splash of color and sweetness that draw intrigue. I fed them 1 time all season and they still produced some mammoth sized fruits. Didn’t have any diseases or pest problems and were pretty much the perfect tomato for me. Nothing like taking a bite out of a fresh tomato in the garden and have juice running down your face with a big ol’ smile. These babies are juicy and delicious.
What are the pros? big, sweet, tasty, prolific
What are the cons? none
Produces a good yield of sweet, flavorful orange tomatoes. An annual most grow.
What are the pros? Tastes so sweet!
What are the cons? Not disease resistant
The creamy orange flesh tastes so rich and sweet! As the name says, it's great for breakfast! My 1st time growing heirloom tomatoes and for a long time I just had gorgeous plants, but then I had many green tomatoes for so long. Finally they ripened. i grew about 8 different heirloom varieties in total, but Kellogg's Breakfast stood out as among the best. After several diseases hit my tomato plants, I picked some green ones in a last-ditch effort to save them. To my surprise, they ripened up nice and true to their description, and in my fridge, no less! (I had to put them in the fridge to keep them from spoiling and to keep the insects away.) All my tomatoes stayed fine in bags in the fridge but I found KB kept the best out of all of them, and were not mushy or deficient in taste from being stored in my fridge for so long. They keep their shape and flavor even after being baked in a strata or tomato tart. Beautiful & Delicious! Love them and plan on growing more for years to come!
What are the pros? Beautiful tomato
This was my first year to try to grow tomatoes, I was so shocked that I could actually grow these from seeds. I grew these for my sister - who picked them out. I'm just learning so keep that in mind. I had beautiful plants, easy to grow, and I had about 3 very large beautiful tomatoes on each plant. I was hoping for more, but it was probably my faulty growing skills. I'm not that much of a tomato eater until this year. Wow, tasted great and will definitely grow again next year. I thought they were beautiful also. I grew them at the community garden. All my tomatoes at the community didn't do as well as the ones I grew at home. So next year these for sure will be grown at my house. I really think you will like these.