Big Beef Tomato -

(Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Big Beef')

Vegetables


Other Common Names: Tomato
Family: Solanaceae Genus: Lycopersicon Species: lycopersicum Cultivar: 'Big Beef'
Big Beef Tomato
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Plant Type: Vegetable

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Type: Loam

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Level of Care: Average

Growth Rates: Fast, Moderate

Average Width: 3' to 4'

Average Height: 6' to 8', 8' to 10', 10' to 12'

Resistant To: Disease

Landscape Uses: Containers / Planters

Growth Habits: Upright

Theme Gardens: Vegetable

Culinary Usages: Casseroles, Fresh Eating, Pasta Dishes, Salads / Sandwiches, Sauces / Salsa, Soups / Stews, Vegetable Dishes

Fruit Maturity: 10+ Weeks

Soil pH: 6, 6.5, 7

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
The Big Beef Hybrid Tomato is the finest all-around tomato yet developed for home gardening. It was the 1994 AAS Winner! It is extra meaty with a real "homegrown" flavor and just the right balance of sugars and acids. Produces extra large, "beefy" fruit that average 10-12 oz. in most growing areas. Fruit shape is deep oblate to globe. Large vigorous plants are quite manageable when staked or grown in large cages. Yield large fruits high up on the vine and keep producing award-winning size fruit until a killing frost. Resistant to such diseases as verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, fusarium wilt race 1 and race 2, alternaria stern canker, stemphylium (gray leaf spot), nematodes (root knot) and tobacco mosaic virus. These often kill the Beefsteak. Bred to yield attractive, extra-smooth fruit in high numbers. Only tomato to receive the 1994 AAS award!

73 days from setting out plants until first fruits mature. When raising transplants from seed add 6-8 weeks.

Source: http://www.directgardening.com

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Planting
Growing tomatoes is fairly easy to do. I've provided some links below to articles with helpful tips for growing them in containers or in the vegetable garden.

One of the best things you can do to grow the most flavorful tomatoes involves companion planting. This means planting plants side by side that get along or benefit each other in one way or another. There are several plants that are good companions for tomatoes but one actually improves the flavor. That plant is Basil. Not sure how it does this, but it does. It probably has something to do with keeping the tomato plant healthy. The aroma of basil deters many tomato pests so that the plant can concentrate on flowering and fruit production.

Here's a link to an article that provides other helpful tips for growing tomatoes in containers:

www.gardenality.com/Articles/124/Garden-Types/Container-Gardens/Growing-Tomatoes-In-Containers-And-Pots/default.html

Here's a link to an article that provides other helpful tips for growing tomatoes in the garden:

www.gardenality.com/Articles/128/Garden-Types/Food-Gardens/Growing-Tomatoes-In-The-Vegetable-Garden/default.html

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Pruning
Here's a link to an article that provides tips for pruning tomato plants:

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/353/How-To-Info/Pruning/How-To-Prune-Tomato-Plants/default.html

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Problems
Tomato plants do not like feet. Plant them in well-drained soil! The aroma of basil deters many tomato pests so that the plant can concentrate on flowering and fruit production.

Here's a link to an article that provides some helpful tips for disease control on tomato plants:

www.gardenality.com/Articles/83/Problems-and-Solutions/Diseases-and-Fungus/Disease-Control-For-Tomato-Plants/default.html

Here's a link to an article that provides some helpful tips for organic insect control:

www.gardenality.com/Articles/238/How-To-Info/Organic-Gardening/Organic-Insect-and-Disease-Control-in-the-Garden/default.html

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Feeding
There are a million different methods for fertilizing tomatoes. I just use a good Tomato fertilizer as directed on the label. At planting time, an application of Epson salt under the plants roots will provide magnesium sulfate, which is very important to bloom production. Increasing tomato blooms means more fruit. Before you place a tomato plant in the planting hole, add one cup of Epson salt and then plant the tomato plant. After the plant has been planted, add a topdressing of Epson salt around each plant and water in. Then once a week, add a little additional Epson salt and water in.

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