Favorite Slicing Tomato
Favorite Slicing Tomato
- Wonderful, tasty slicer
- 2-lb. fruits
- Vigorous grower
- Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Beefsteak'
- Season: Spring
- Sun/Shade: Full sun.
- Height: 6 - 8 feet. Indeterminate vine.
- Spacing: 36 - 48 inches between plants and 36 - 48 inches between rows.
- Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
- Spread: 24 inches.
- Foliage: Green foliage.
- Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after any chance of frost is past. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or trench. The stem will develop roots along it's length.
- Germination: 7 - 10 days.
- Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplant.
- Yield: Very heavy yields.
- Fruit: Flat, solid, very meaty and juicy flesh, rich red color. Up to 2 lbs.
- Soil Preference: Deep, rich, well-drained soil.
- Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate. Will grow and produce fruit all in one season.
- Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxillary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
- Form: Vining, Indeterminate
- Flowers: Yellow flowers.
- Seed Count: Approximately 75 seeds per packet.
- Pollinator: Self pollinating.
- Size: Up to 2 lbs.
Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
|2019 Insects Shipping Schedule|
|Zones||Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms||Nematodes|
|1A||5/3 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|1B - 2A||5/10 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|2B - 3B||4/26 - 11/1||4/26 - 11/1|
|4A - 6A||4/12 - 11/1||4/12 - 11/1|
|6B - 7A||4/5 - 11/1||4/5 - 11/1|
|7B - 8B||3/8 - 11/1||3/8 - 11/1|
|9A - 10B||2/22 - 11/1||2/22 - 11/1|
|Last Order Date||10/28/2019||10/28/2019|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.