You are buying two 2 live Beefsteak Tomato plants.
These are not Beefsteak Tomato Seeds.
Two very nice, good sized plants, each 5-7 inches tall. They are not leggy, not plugs and not seeds. Individually grown and shipped in 3.5 inch pots. The generous pot size offers you plants with a well-developed root system, giving you a head start to fruit. Big bright red tomatoes that are meaty juicy and delicious and can reach up to 2 pounds in size Heavy bearing plants into the frost season Lower acid content than most red tomatoes The hybrid Beefsteak Tomato plant is forefather of all of the beefsteak variety tomatoes. Because there are Beefsteak Tomatoes, there are Brandywines, Beefmasters, Big Beefs, Cherokee Purples, and Black Krim, just to name drop a few. Beefsteak tomatoes are big, bright red, meaty, juicy and delicious. They have a unique kidney shaped fruit, which identifies the tomatoes as Beefsteaks.
They are one of the favorite tomato varieties for the home gardener. An old time favorite, the Beefsteak Tomato is perfect for just about any dish, but it is particularly famous for being served raw in salads or sandwiches. They have been called the perfect slicing tomato as they retain their shape well after slicing. Beefsteaks are great producers with tomatoes reaching up to 2 lbs.
These tomatoes are surprisingly lower in acid that most of the red varieties, which is an added benefit for people with acid issues. Plant these tomatoes in a sunny location 24-30 inches apart.
They require a normal well-draining soil with 1- 2 inches of water per week. When planting these and all other tomatoes, plant to a soil depth just beneath the first set of leaves. That first set of leaves (called cotyledon-which means the embryonic first leaves) will eventually fall off. Roots will form along the buried stem, establishing a stronger root, thus a stronger plant. Don't water too late in the evening.
You want the plants to dry thoroughly before night. Too many problems with fungus start when you continuously water tomatoes late in the evening. The plants will grow up to 5 feet tall with heavy loads of tomatoes so staking or caging is required. Expect harvest 85 days from seeding, with plants producing up to the frost.
Plants will be shipped priority mail. We will watch the weather to see if shipping to your area is viable. Temps in the 20's and low 30's aren't good for live plants. If you order, we will ship quickly or be in touch. Shipping to continental US only.