We have a beefsteak tomato which really lives up to its name after years of selective breeding. The fruits are large and well-shaped with a wine-red touch. Inside, it is meaty and has few seeds. They taste best before they become over ripe. They are perfect for slicing on hamburgers or sandwiches. Beefsteak tomatoes should be grown in a greenhouse and not on the open land.
Sow in early March into seedling trays in a warm place. Transfer to pots when about 5 cm high. Transplant into the field from May 20 at a distance of 80 ✕ 80 cm. Tie up to stakes or trellis strings. Also break some side branches to promote full fruiting; can be done later on if necessary also. Greenhouse growing is required. Tip for mixed culture: Basil and parsley intercrop beautifully.
Sowing quantity 2 g/Are