Watermelon Beefsteak Tomato

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An exquisitely gourmet heirloom that was nearly lost to the sands of time. Perhaps the best-tasting pink tomato we have ever eaten, this variety is a winner for its refreshing flavor. This super sweet 19th century heirloom has a flavor and color truly reminiscent of watermelon -- the resemblance is uncanny! The large beefsteaks weigh about 1-2 pounds each and are borne in profusions on 4-to-5 foot tall plants. Super prolific, easy to grow and mighty fine flavor! We love to scoop the firm meaty flesh with a melon baller for salads and snacking. Mentioned in Gleckler’s Seedsman catalog of Metamora, Ohio in 1958, where it is described as “an old variety that has been grown for nearly a century, but now practically extinct. It was found in the hands of only a few neighbors in a town of West Virginia.”

  • 8-12 hours of Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/8"
  • Plant Spacing: 24"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Solanum lycopersicum

Growing Tips: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 10
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