Big Beef Plus Tomato
Known for its improved flavor, color, and adaptability, the Big Beef Plus Tomato is MUST for the home-gardener! An indeterminate variety known for its plant vigor and large, consistently-sized tomatoes and HIGH disease resistance, including Spotted Wilt Virus! Solanum lycopersicum. 72 days to maturity.
If you're in search for a hearty beefsteak tomato that has improved flavor, a deepr red skin and has a reputation for abundant harvests, you've found it in Big Beef Plus!
Be sure to check out our Tomato Growing Guide for tips & tricks on being successful in growing tomatoes at home.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be "stepped-up" to 4" pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Big Beef Plus Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 2'
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Days to Maturity: 72
Disease Resistance: Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Root Knot Nematode, Alternaria Stem Canker, Gray Leaf Spot, Tobacco Mosaic Virus