Tomato Seeds - Kentucky Beefsteak
- 25 Seeds
- Maturity: 90 Days
- Indeterminate Growth Habit
- Hefty Fruits: 14-18 Oz Each
- Dark-Reddish Orange Coloration
- Disease Resistant
- Highly Productive
- Originates from Eastern Kentucky
Originating from the verdant regions of eastern Kentucky, the Kentucky Beefsteak Tomato is a treasured heirloom, deeply rooted in the local gardening traditions. Its legacy is not just limited to its region of origin but has spread to various parts of the country due to its unparalleled flavor and resilience. This tomato carries with it tales of generations of gardeners who have sworn by its consistent performance and bountiful yields.
The impressive size and robust flavor of the Kentucky Beefsteak Tomato make it an ideal choice for a variety of culinary endeavors. Whether you're making a classic BLT sandwich, a hearty salad, or a savory sauce, the rich, dark-reddish orange meat of this tomato elevates any dish. Its dense and juicy flesh holds well when cooked, making it a preferred variety for stews and gravies.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Being an indeterminate type, the Kentucky Beefsteak Tomato will continuously produce fruit until the first frost. For best results, start by planting the seeds indoors, about 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Upon transplanting outdoors, ensure a spacing of 24-36 inches between plants, in rows set about 36-48 inches apart. These tomatoes require full sun exposure and thrive in well-draining soil. Regular watering and occasional fertilization will ensure that the plant remains healthy and productive. As the fruits mature, they will adopt their signature dark-reddish orange hue, indicating they are ripe for harvesting.