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Big Beef Hybrid Tomato

Heirloom flavor, hybrid yields

Big Beef Hybrid Tomato

Heirloom flavor, hybrid yields

  • 10- to 12-ounce meaty fruits
  • Good disease resistance
  • Nice balance of sugar & acid
  • Heavy producer
  • Indeterminate
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$8.99
Product Description
Big Beef Hybrid Tomato tastes like an heirloom tomato but yields like a hybrid tomato plant. This All-American Selections winner bears large, 10- to 12-ounce fruits with a meaty texture and old-time tomato flavor. They're excellent for slicing and salads—and loaded with fiber, potassium and vitamin C. For the best flavor, allow the fruits to ripen on the vine. Big Beef Tomato plants exhibit hybrid vigor and can produce for months. Indeterminate. Disease resistance: V FF N T. 73 days to maturity.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Big Beef'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 72 - 96
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Depth:Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after any chance of frost is past (may use Kozy Koats #80842 to plant earlier). When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves,
  • Germination: 8 - 10 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 73 - 73 Days
  • Yield: Approximately 100 fruits per 100 foot row, 5 - 7 fruits per vine.
  • Fruit: Ripe at full slip.
  • Soil Preference: Rich,deep, well-drained soil. pH 5.5 - 6.8
  • Growth Rate: Will grow and produce fruit in one season.
  • Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxiliary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
  • Form: Vegetable, fruit, tomato
  • Seed Count: Approximately 30 seeds per packet.
  • Size: 30 Seed Pkt
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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:


Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
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1A-4A 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/23/22 - 6/3/22
4B 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/23/22 - 6/3/22
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7B 4/18/22 - 6/3/22 2/21/22 - 6/10/22 4/18/22 - 6/3/22
8A 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/17/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
8B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/14/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
9A - 10B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
Last Order Date 5/30/2022 6/6/2022 5/30/2022

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7A-7B: 5/20/2022
8A-10B: 5/9/2022
5/2/2022

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7A 2/21/22 - 5/27/22 2/24/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 5/20/22
7B 2/21/22 - 5/27/22 2/21/22 - 6/3/22 2/21/22 - 5/20/22
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8B 2/14/22 - 5/27/22 2/14/22 - 5/13/22 2/14/22 - 4/29/22
9A & B 1/17/22 - 5/27/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 2/14/22 - 4/29/22
10A & B 1/17/22 - 5/27/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 2/7/22 - 4/29/22
Last Order Date 5/23/2022 1A-7B: 6/3/2022
8A-10B: 5/9/2022
1A-7B: 5/16/2022
8A-10B: 4/25/2022

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Last Order Date 10/24/2022 10/24/2022

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