An old heirloom with great flavor. Very large dark pink beefsteaks usually around a pound but can get up to 2. Fruits can be somewhat ribbed on top and have tender skin so may show some cracking or…[more]
An extremely popular dark tomato with excellent flavor, it produces large beefsteak fruit that can get to almost a lb in size. The flavor is often described as rich and complex with almost wine like…[more]
This very attractive bi-color tomato is a green, yellow and purple mix with a flesh that is bright green with deep red streaks. Slices are stunning. It has excellent flavor that is very highly rated,…[more]
A classic looking heirloom tomato – very irregular shaped beefsteak - that is nice and large, usually 1 lb. Flavor is really good, rich and balanced – that nice old fashioned tomatoey goodness. It has…[more]
Wonderful old heirloom beefsteak tomato with large, 8-16 oz fruit that are dark pink in color. Flavor is excellent, sweet and rich. Many compare it favorably to Brandywine. Fruit are smooth with very…[more]
A yellowish green beefsteak that occasionally has pink stripes or blush. It contains few seeds and has a sweet but slightly spicy flavor. The nice meaty flesh inside is also chartreuse green with a…[more]
Really good large pink tomato with lots of flavor. They are usually about a pound but can get up to 1 ½ lbs. The texture is very meaty with a wonderful sweet flavor. Production is very good.[more]
A stunning bi colored striped tomato. Yellow and red stripes are very attractive and the flesh may have both colors. Temperature affects the ratio of yellow to red; cooler temperatures bring out the…[more]
This is a smaller version of Beauty King with small to medium fruit that are visually stunning and have good flavor. [more]
Wow! This tomato has extremely striking green fruit with yellow and red stripes. Fruits have the usual green when ripe creamy green flesh inside with streaks of various shades of red and yellow. Each…[more]
This variety has a very good reputation and is considered to be one of the best of the blacks. And no wonder – it has Brandywine Sudduth as one of it’s parents.The purple fruit are medium to large, 8…[more]
The fruit are yellow with pink/red marbling, both inside and out - very good looking when sliced. These hefty beauties weigh in at about 18-24 oz with a mild, sweet, and fruity flavor. Fruit is rather…[more]
One of the earlier maturing dark tomatoes that came to us from Belarus (Russia). It is a very pretty fruit, pinky black in color, some with green shoulders. The flavor is really very good and it is a…[more]
Yet another dark tomato with great flavor, it is a beautiful purple mahogany color with green shoulders if exposed to sunlight. The size is med to large, with 6-12 oz beefsteak shaped fruit. Flavor is…[more]
A lovely, deep reddish brown tomato with green shoulders. It is an irregularly shaped beefsteak, medium to large size, 8-12 oz. The flavor is excellent - rich, sweet and spicy with a smooth texture.…[more]
Contrary to the name it is more of a medium sized beefsteak that can vary in size from 6-12 oz. The color is a purplish black with the usual green shoulders that may have some concentric cracking. It…[more]
A highly rated dark tomato with excellent rich flavor that is a favorite of many; it is a medium to large, slightly flattened beefsteak of 8-14 oz. The color is a darkish purple that if has enough…[more]
A brand new release from the Dwarf Tomato Project. This dwarf plant has lovely smooth, slightly flattened, purple beefsteak fruit ranging from 10-16 oz. The fruit have a rich, well balanced and…[more]
A lovely red beefsteak with orange undertones. Fruits are usually about a lb. and it has a wonderful sweet, balanced flavor that is very smooth and creamy. It is able to handle the heat well and still…[more]
This is the tomato that started all the buzz about heirlooms. There are many varieties or strains of Brandywine. This is the original red variety that comes from the Amish in Pennsylvania. It is a…[more]
This is the other famous Brandywine with awesome flavor. It is considered by many to be the best tasting pink tomato with a complex , rich sweet flavor and smooth texture. Fruits are large, 1-2 lbs,…[more]
A deep yellow or gold, large fruited, 10-16 oz and up, tomato with more flavor than most yellows. It is more full flavored, with a tart and tangy taste added to the sweetness. The texture is creamy on…[more]
This is the tomato that is known for it’s intense flavor – dark, smoky, sweet and has won many taste awards. It is very beautiful, being probably the darkest of the darks. Size is medium to large,…[more]
Wonderful large pink beefsteak with fruits of 12-16 oz. The flavor is great with many comparing it favorably to Brandywine. It is juicy, sweet but not too sweet and very meaty. One of my favorites.…[more]
A lovely pinky black tomato from Russia that translates to Black Elephant. The fruit average 5-10 oz and are ribbed with greenish shoulders. The flavor is excellent, sweet, and with very good…[more]
Wonderful Cherokee Purple flavor in a rich orangy red color with chocolate brown shoulders. Beautiful! Very vigorous vines with great production of 10-15 oz beefsteak. [more]
Considered by many to be the best of the Green When Ripes, Cherokee Green bears irregular shaped green beefsteaks. Flesh inside is also green. They will develop an amber blush starting at blossom end…[more]
The tomato that really started the heirloom tomato celebration along with Brandywine. Truly everyone should grow this one at least once. It is almost always included in most “favorite tomato”…[more]
This is a newer tomato that is very striking! A deep burnished orange red with bright green stripes. The inside has pink and rose shades with olive gel that makes lovely slices. It is a vigorous plant…[more]
I am excited to carry this brand new release from a member of the tomato forum I am part of. She writes: I am pleased to introduce this tomato in the US. This well ribbed beautiful red tomato set a…[more]
This attractive tomato is deep-red in color with tinges of pink and green. Fruit are 1 lb and up in weight. Slices are very beautiful with multi colored flesh. Not just good to look at, this tomato is…[more]
I have been growing this one for several years now. It is a reliable producer in cooler summers and also in hot ones. Some years it produces really early, others not so early. The plants are…[more]
Light red, slightly flattened and very ribbed beefsteaks. A classic heirloom cooking tomato from Italy with very good flavor, especially cooked.Fruits range from 5-12 oz. Plants are vigorous and…[more]
The classic deep red Italian tomato with the beautiful fluted shape. Even though it is not a plum shaped paste tomato, I have included it with them because it is known for making excellent tomato…[more]
I love this tomato with wonderful flavor in a large pink, round beefsteak. It is very productive and the fruits are beautiful with rarely any cracks. They are usually close to a lb and can get even…[more]
Lovely red beefsteak with a wonderful rich flavor that is nice and meaty. The size is nice, 12-18 oz, and can get even larger with mostly rounded shapes but with a few irregular ones thrown in for…[more]
A lovely pinky black tomato similar in coloring to Cherokee Purple. The plant has great production of 6-14 oz fruit with brownish shoulders and the flavor is wonderful with a nice balance of sugars…[more]
A newly created variety with deep dark color already receiving great reviews from those on the tomato forum. The plant is vigorous, with good production of beautiful dark purply fruit with green…[more]
This is a classic American tomato – red and large! The flavor is very good – rich and tomatoey. Size ranges from 12 -18 oz and can get very large if pruned and worked with. It has very good production…[more]
Very nice, large, smooth skinned, pink beefsteak with a really good flavor that has won several taste testing awards. It can get up to 1 ½ lbs but is usually just under a lb. Sturdy plants have good…[more]
Fruits of this one can grow quite large, up to 2 lbs, but most will be just a nice size to fill a sandwich. It is an excellent red slicing tomato, both meaty and juicy with a very good flavor and…[more]
A pretty rose pink tomato that has very vigorous vines and is a good producer. It bears large, 12 – 16 oz beefsteaks with very good flavor – well balanced. Do you notice a pattern here? Many of the…[more]
Frequently more of a yellow-orange in color, Dr. Wyche’s Yellow has a rich, sweet flavor and meaty texture. This is not one of the yellow tomatoes that tend to be rather bland. These flattened…[more]
A century old tomato with wonderful flavor, it is slightly sweet but mostly just that full flavor that tomatoes used to have. It produces pink, slightly flattened beefsteaks of a very large size. Most…[more]
A really nice heirloom with a great story. Fruit are very large pink beefsteaks that are slightly fluted and somewhat flattened in shape. They are meaty with a nice smooth texture and range from 8-16…[more]
Lovely large tomato, 12- 18 oz, with very good production that is a fairly recent creation. It has two well know parents – Brandywine and Cherokee Purple and you can taste the result – Yummy. It has…[more]
A beautiful old Italian heirloom with dark red, blemish free, heart shaped fruit. They can even be over a pound in size and are meaty with a flavor that is quite sweet and intense. Excellent for sauce…[more]
Highly prized, old southern heirloom variety with large, reddish pink beefsteak fruits that have a very nice flavor. Fruits range from 10 oz to over a pound. They are very meaty and make wonderful…[more]
For all you yellow tomato fans, this one has yellow to orange skin with yellow flesh inside. Beefsteak fruit are 6-7 oz and have a bit more flavor than most yellows. Plants handle the heat well. This…[more]
One of the sweetest and largest deep pink tomatoes. It is so sweet that some people make wine from it! Fruits are very meaty with few seeds and very low acid in flavor. The bottoms are very smooth and…[more]
A stunning purpley red, slightly ribbed, beefsteak tomato with green striping. Deep maroon flesh with green gel make for very pretty slices. The fruit have excellent flavor and are nice and juicy.…[more]
These yellow tomatoes are heavily marbled with red, both inside and out. They make beautiful slices and have a very good sweet flavor. The fruit have small seed cavities and solid flesh. Large vines…[more]
The 10-16+ oz fruit are meaty and very flavorful. Nice looking, slightly ribbed, quite uniform, and with few blemishes. Plants are productive. This is a very hard to find tomato – only 1 commercial…[more]
A family heirloom of slightly ribbed red fruit with that good old fashioned flavor. Not very sweet. Fruits range from 8-16 oz and have very good yields. This is an uncommon variety and we are one of…[more]
Lovely pink heirloom with an excellent, well balanced flavor. It has won several well known Best of Taste awards, including Baker’s Creek. Slightly ribbed beefsteaks are large – 8 to 18 oz. The plants…[more]
This is a very nice early tomato from Siberia. Very good production of 3-4” and 8-12 oz, reddish pink beefsteak fruit. They have a nice full flavor and are rather sweet. Both size and this good of a…[more]
A very nice large red beefsteak. The flavor is exceptional, not mild, and is very meaty. Production is very good on vigorous plants that produce lots of 10-18 oz fruit that seldom crack. Another…[more]
A lovely dusky purple tomato of about 6-12 oz that is quite similar to Cherokee Purple. Irregularly shaped and slightly flattened beefsteaks with green shoulders have a wonderful rich, complex sweet…[more]
This one is a classic heirloom from Italy that originally came from America and is still popular in Europe. Red smooth fruit range from 8oz to over a lb. Flesh is both juicy and meaty with that full…[more]
Large red beefsteak with that deep flavor of old heirlooms. Very nice size of 12-16 oz and more. It is meaty, yet juicy, with good production. A very good, basic large red tomato.[more]
A dark, purpley black, flattened beefsteak with a great reputation for excellent rich flavor. The fruit are solid and meaty of about 10-16 oz.  Production is average but the taste makes it worth…[more]
This large orange tomato has very meaty flesh. The flavor is very well liked – sweet but with a lot of flavor. It produces a good yield of 1-2 lb beefsteak tomatoes. This one has quite the reputation…[more]
Big beautiful deep orange beefsteaks with a wonderful sweet, fruity flavor and with a nice smooth texture. Very large meaty fruit, mostly in the 1-2 pound range, but can grow even larger! Awards…[more]
Here is another great tomato from Brad Gates. It is rated very high for flavor and production. Fruit are a pinky brown with metallic green stripes in a flattened beefsteak form. They average around…[more]
This very old heirloom tomato can grow 1lb. and larger. With definite ribs and good red color this tomato has good looks but the flavor is even better with sweet tangy old fashioned taste. I love…[more]
An awesome tomato that comes from Germany – translates to Teacher Tomato. Large red beefsteaks averaging a lb.or more have a very nice flavor. Flesh is very meaty with few seeds and they make…[more]
Lillian’s Yellow Heirloom is a pale yellow tomato with a complex, yet sweet and citrusy flavor and a smooth, meaty texture. It produces a moderate yield of 8-16 oz beefsteak tomatoes.[more]
A wonderful old heirloom with excellent flavor that has been around for a very long time – 90 years! The large, rosy pink fruit can be irregular in shape, having both heart and beefsteak shapes. They…[more]
One of the newer created varieties that is becoming very popular. It is a pink, slightly elongated, rounded beefsteak with a meaty texture. The flavor is really good, as it was created from 2…[more]
This red/yellow bicolor has 8-16 oz fruit with excellent flavor. The plant is tall and productive with fruit that will produce late into the season. They can be picked early at the end of the season…[more]
A wonderful variety of large to very large red beefsteaks. They are usually 14-16 oz but can be 2 lbs or more! Beautiful perfect shapes with very few blemishes together makes for gorgeous slices. The…[more]
A very nice red tomato from the Dwarf Tomato Project. Fruit are a rich brown with flesh that is deep crimson. They average about 6-12 oz and have that wonderful flavor common to dark tomatoes – very…[more]
A tomato with a fascinating history and really good flavor that has won taste awards. It is a darker pink, smooth beefsteak with rarely any defects that is a nice size of 10-16 oz and larger. The…[more]
Another large pink beefsteak that tastes good. This one is supposed to rival Brandywine in flavor but be more productive. The tomatoes are a nice 12-24 oz in size and are both meaty and juicy. Very…[more]
A wonderful dark pink tomato that has everything you want in an heirloom. It has a wonderful complex flavor with nicely balanced acids and sweets in a large fruit size that averages between 1-2…[more]
A wonderful pink beefsteak that is very productive and has excellent flavor. My seed source for this one says it is in his top 10 for flavor and probably his most productive. 8-16 oz fruit, both meaty…[more]
One of the most famous and popular heirloom tomatoes, it was developed in the 1930’s. Another excellent large reddish pink beefsteak, it is known for its flavor and large size – 1 -2 lbs. Fruits are…[more]
Dark pink large beefsteaks with green shoulders that have really good flavor. Fruit are approximately 1 lb or more and 3-4” in size. This is a very reliable producer that just keeps chugging them out.…[more]
Wonderful well balanced flavor in a deep red beefsteak with large fruit of 10-16 oz that can grow much larger, over 2 lbs. Highly respected variety with a moderate to heavy yield of mostly defect free…[more]
A lovely dwarf plant with really pretty pink beefsteak fruit. You will get a good yield of medium to large sized fruit that are both a little bit flattened and ribbed. Most of them weigh 8-12 oz but…[more]
One of my favorites. Nice, large fruits of 1 – 1½ lb, slightly flattened pink beefsteaks that can be 6” across! Flavor is nice and complex and sweet at the same time. Production is good to very good…[more]
The vigorous, rugose, potato leaf dwarf plants produce heavy yields of uniquely colored pale orange smooth oblate fruit that have a nearly matte, dull finish, ranging from 8-12 ounces. As with most of…[more]
A beautiful Orange beefsteak with yellow stripes. Wonder unique flavor, remarkably complex – sweet and fruity with a hint of peach. Very vigorous plants with great production of 5 inch, 10-16 oz,…[more]
Very large, up to 2 lb, beautiful orange fruit. They are meaty, yet juicy, with few seeds and a really good flavor. Fruits can be both heart shaped and beefsteak shaped.[more]
A really nice old Italian beefsteak tomato with very good flavor. The red fruit are large, 10-20 oz, and even larger. They are very meaty and still juicy and they rarely crack. Flavor is rich and full…[more]
This tomato has many, many passionate fans and has won many taste awards.. Exceptional complex flavor with beautiful dusky dark red color with greenish hues. It is a good sized beefsteak tomato of…[more]
Medium to large (12-16 oz or occasionally up to 24oz.) yellow-gold-pink bi-color fruits are found in abundance on large vines. Staking or cages recommended. The fruits have very good sweet flavor,…[more]
Yet another winner from Brad Gates, this is a crazy colorful tomato with incredible flavor. So much flavor that in Farmer’s Market tests, 10 out of 10 people preferred this one to Cherokee Purple!…[more]
A beautiful, classic old Italian heirloom that bears fairly large ribbed, pear shaped fruit which are meaty and great for cooking. Fruit usually grow in clusters of 4 or more. Plants are indeterminate…[more]
A lovely purple pink, large beefsteak tomato with excellent flavor. Some compare it to Brandywine and it does win taste tests with it’s flavor and smooth texture. The skin is smooth and blemish free…[more]
Now this is an interesting tomato – in looks and flavor. Nothing wishy washy about this one. First the shape catches your attention – looking almost like a Cinderella pumpkin with its flattened…[more]
A large pink beefsteak with great flavor and an interesting history.  The smooth shouldered fruit range from 12 oz up to 2 lbs. It has a wonderful flavor that is becoming a favorite of many and…[more]
Rose
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An Amish variety well known for its wonderful flavor. A large, 10-20 oz, deep pink beefsteak that grows on very vigorous vines with very good yields.[more]
A Dwarf Tomato Project variety perfect for growing in containers. In Craig’s own words – “58 days, dwarf, regular leaf rugose foliage, medium to large purple fruit, productive, just delicious with a…[more]
A lovely deep pink tomato with a purple tinge and a flavor that Darrel Merrel called exquisite. It has a great blend of sweets and acids with a nice burst of flavor. Plants are nice and vigorous and…[more]
Russian Swirl
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Another of the new dwarf tomatoes release by the Dwarf Tomato Project, this one is a smooth yellow with lovely red streaks and swirls. Fruit range from 6-12 oz and have excellent yields. Flavor is…[more]
A nice large red beefsteak with dark pink flesh. It looks red because the epidermis is yellow. The fruit are very solid and meaty with very few seeds. The plants produce a steady supply of 12-16 oz…[more]
A Brad Gates variety, he says it is a work horse at his Wild Boar Farm. Stunningly beautiful with bright gold stripes on red tomatoes, they definitely catch your attention. Incredibly productive, the…[more]
The first heirloom tomato I grew more than 20 years ago and it is still one of my favorites. A large, 10-16 oz.,  pink beefsteak that has very tender skin which means it will crack when it…[more]
This one becomes a favorite of everyone who tries it. One of the many tomatoes part of Ben Quisenberrry’s collection. (He was the collector who gave us Brandywine.) Large, 12-24 oz, pink irregularly…[more]
Large beefsteaks of 12-24 oz are a lovely deep apricot in color both inside and out. Flavor is very good, both sweet and fruity with a creamy texture. Very good yields on potato leaved plants.[more]
Considered one of the best flavored of the dwarfs, it is a yellow tomato that may develop a pink blush on the blossom end when ripe. Fruit are nice and smooth, averaging about 6-10 oz, and have great…[more]
An old French heirloom famous in Europe for its flavor. The fruit are scarlet red with pink on the shoulders. They are irregular shaped, slightly flattened or cushioned as described in Europe, and…[more]
A rare beautiful pink, flattened and ribbed tomato with green shoulders. The plants are small, great for containers, but produce fairly large 8 oz fruit with delicious, sweet flavor with just a touch…[more]
Talbot Russian
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A rare heirloom from Russia with dark pink, large, beefsteak fruit that weigh about 10-16 oz and are very meaty. Great for slicing and salsa. My seed source appears to be the only commercial source…[more]
Tarasenko 6
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Excellent large red beefsteak with very good production. You will need to really support this one because of the weight of the fruit. They are large, 12-16 oz, and have a really great flavor - sweet,…[more]
With a name like this, I knew I had to grow it. It kind of belongs in this area. It is not a very commonly grown heirloom so I really like being part of saving this one from extinction. The lovely…[more]
A wonderful old pink heirloom with exceptional flavor. Many say it rivals Brandywine and it has won many a tomato taste off. Wonderful for slicing and eating on sandwiches or just by themselves.…[more]
This is a new variety that is a very dark purple with a deeply pleated shape. It is very vigorous and productive of 8-10 oz fruits with a rich flavor. Very unusual and beautiful, it is growing rapidly…[more]
A nice dark beefsteak tomato. Fruit are medium large, 6-14 oz, produced in clusters of 2 or 3. They are very interesting in coloration – a deep dark pinky purple with bronze/green/purple shading on…[more]
This is a rare dwarf that comes from Russia. It is a vigorous grower of about 3-4 feet tall with heavy production. Fruit are medium to large, pink beefsteaks that are slightly ribbed. Beautiful and…[more]
These large bi-colored beefsteaks are yellow with red stripes that merge into a blush on the bottom when ripe. Fruits are large, 10-18 oz with both yellow and a touch of pink flesh inside. They have…[more]
For all of you fans of Babylon 5, here is a great tomato. With the parents of Cherokee Purple and Pruden's Purple, you know this one is going to be good! Lovely clear skinned, deep purpley pink fruit…[more]
A new fine release from the Dwarf Tomato Project. It produces nice smooth red beefsteaks ranging from 6-12 oz with a pleasant, well balanced flavor. The plants have quite high productivity.[more]
One of the oldest heirlooms, it produces very large, 1-2 lb, slightly ribbed, reddish pink fruit with that wonderful classic, rich and complex tomato flavor. Production is very good. No wonder people…[more]
Here is yet another excellent pretty pink beefsteak. The fruit are nicely sized at 8-18 oz and are rather irregular in shape with some ribbing. These tomatoes are meaty with very few seeds, but they…[more]
An unusual white tomato both inside and out! When fully ripe, it will turn creamy - and may have a slight pink blush. Slightly flattened fruit are very smooth, about 8-12 oz (can grow larger), and…[more]
Known as the whitest and best tasting of the whites, it produces nice sized, 8-12 oz and up, beefsteak fruit with ribbed shoulders. Most of the other whites globes and beefsteaks are know for their…[more]
Excellent large, 12-24 oz, pink tomatoes that are smooth but irregular in shape and blemish free. The fruit are meaty and juicy with the wonderful old time flavor and the plants are vigorous and very…[more]

Beefsteak

When winter is here, this is what we dream of growing – a nice beefsteak tomato loaded with flavor with a nice big slice on a hamburger or sandwich.

Many of our heirlooms are beefsteaks known for their awesome flavor, like Brandywine or Mortgage Lifter. And many of these heirlooms have wonderful stories of how they were created or how they were kept alive through seed saving.

The classic American beefsteak tomato is usually large, meaty and juicy and comes in many colors from the usual red to pink, yellow, orange, and now darks and green when ripes. Grow a really large beefsteak and amaze your neighbors.