Bonnie Plants Big Beef Tomato is an All America Selections & a large, beefsteak-type tomato that's delicious, early to bear, and highly disease resistant. The large fruit has old-time tomato flavor. Big Beef is early and will set fruit reliably even in cool, wet weather.
The vines are resistant to many of the problems that can discourage gardeners. The fruit is borne on vigorous, indeterminate vines from summer until frost. We harvest dozens of tomatoes from each plant in our Alabama test garden, where the harvest season lasts two full months and the growing conditions are very good. Vines grow long, so give the plant the support of a tall cage or stake.
Resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F) races 1 and 2, nematodes (N), and alternaria stem canker (ASC), gray leaf spot (St), and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV).
For gardeners who enjoy plant history and interesting facts, Colen Wyatt, the breeder of this variety, was one of the most successful home garden vegetable plant breeders in the last half of the 20th century. He also bred Celebrity and Husky Gold tomatoes, which are both also AAS Winners.
- Light Full sun
- Fruit size 12 to 16 oz.
- Matures 73 days after planting
- Spacing 36 inches apart
- Plant size 5 to 7 feet tall
- Plant type Indeterminate