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Beefmaster Stats

Height: 48 - 72" (1.22-1.83 m)
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24" (0.46-0.61 m)
Row Spacing: 36 - 48" (0.91-1.22 m)
Days to Maturity: 69 - 80
Growing Habit: Indeterminate
Sun: Full Sun
Color: Red
Size: Large
Shape: Large
Genetic Type: Hybrid
Variety Type: Paste/Canning, Saladette/Pear, Slicers
Disease Resistance: V, F, N

Common Uses

Salads, relishes, sandwiches, juices

Other Names


Information for Beefmaster

The Beefmaster variety is a hybrid type of Beefsteak tomato (see article on "Beefsteak") that occasionally grows over a pound (453 g). It is one of the larger types of tomato typically found and grown in the United States.

This tomato variety was developed due to the high production yields. The Beefmaster hybrid is a flexible plant that can be easily grown in home gardens. Both home and market growers prefer this type of tomato because it is resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, and Nematodes plant diseases. A great producer, Beefmaster tomatoes continually grow even during off-seasons.

Strong indeterminate vines coupled with red, slightly ribbed fleshy fruits make up the Beefmaster tomato plant. The plant is easy to grow and usually develops in well-drained soils and sunny climates requiring direct sunlight for several hours each day.

Fruit size may vary, but are most commonly large weighing up to two pounds (907 g). These are thin-skinned, virtually seedless and have a short shelf life. When the tomatoes turn bright red, this is an indicator that they are ripe and ready for harvest.

Once picked, the tomatoes are used in a variety of dishes thanks to their rich flavor. They feature a firm and fleshy texture that is juicy with a tart and sometimes sweet flavor. These can be eaten raw, sliced, and juiced. Also, a single Beefmaster tomato is a rich source of calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A and C.

To find and grow Beefmaster tomatoes, these may be located in nearby tomato nurseries. The seedlings may be planted and grown in a home plot. Supermarkets may also supply these both fresh and whole or canned. Beefmaster tomato varieties are mostly grown and produced around the United States, with areas near and within the East Coast as its major producers.

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