TOMATO - Beefsteak seeds

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TOMATO Beefsteak - 10 HEIRLOOM Seeds 

Nice combination of size, taste, and earliness.

Still unsurpassed as the top choice for fresh market beefsteak tomatoes. Large, avg. 400g - 450g, mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavour - among the best - and ripen early for their size. Broad disease resistance capability. High resistance to Alternaria stem canker, Fusarium wilt races 1, 2, grey leaf spot, nematodes, tobacco mosaic virus, and Verticillium wilt. AAS winner

This is an INDETERMINATE variety and as such this variety requires staking or climbing frame. 


Tomato Growing Instructions & Care 

Tomatoes are a warm season, frost-tender annual plant. Seeds require a warm soil of between 18 - and 28°C to germinate. Sowing at too low a temperature will cause delayed or failed germination. 

When to Sow

Temperate Area: sow in early spring - either inside with extra bottom heat by using a bottom heat propagator, behind a sunny window or on top of a hot water system; if sowing outside wait until all frost danger has passed and the soil is warm. Generally, if starting tomato seeds inside then begin 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. By sowing early there will be time for a good crop to be produced before the first frost in winter.

Subtropical Area: sow March - October in frost-free areas

Tropical Area: sow late April - July.

Hot & Humid Area: On extremely hot days tomatoes can literally 'cook' on the vine and turn to mush. Tomatoes also can suffer sunburn; a white shade cloth cover can help reduce heat stress on the plants. The hardiest tomatoes for hot and humid conditions are Cherry and Roma types. For a round tomato Tropic is a good choice as it is disease resistant.


Seed Sowing & Care

Sow 6 mm deep into seed raising mix in seedling pots or trays. Germination takes 7 - 14 days. Liquid feed the seedlings once germinated. Seedlings are ready to transplant when the 2nd set of 'true' leaves appear. During seedling development make sure the seedlings are not crowded and receive strong light. Seedlings become leggy (etiolated) with weak stems if the light is insufficient or if they are too crowded. The best seedlings have strong, stout stems.

Seedlings should be planted out in a full sun position after all frost danger has passed.


Plant in rows 90 cm apart with 45 - 60 cm between plants.

Transplant by planting seedlings deeper, up to the first set of 'true' leaves, first carefully removing the seed leaves. This speeds up fruit production and increases root depth.


Grow in a fertile, well-drained garden bed with a soil pH 5.8 - 7. Prepare the soil by adding compost. If stakes are required, then put them at the same time as transplanting takes place to avoid later root disturbance. Providing support to keep fruit clear of the ground helps keep fruit clean and prevents slug and snail damage. Mulch the plants well. Keep well fertilized and evenly watered.


Fertilizer: Tomatoes are generally heavy feeders, requiring soil rich in organic matter and nutrients. Tomatoes planted in minimally fertile soils should be regularly fertilized to keep their N-P-K levels consistent. Excessive nitrogen produces fast green growth but inhibits fruiting. Keeping this in mind, choose a fertilizer that's low in nitrogen levels and higher in phosphorus and potassium. Examples of suitable N-P-K ratios for tomatoes include 8-32-16 and 6-24-24.


Protect fruit from fruit fly with PestGuard Bags.

Avoid planting in garden beds that have grown tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums or eggplants recently.  We do not recommend pruning as it reduces yields but it can be useful in making plants much easier to stake.


For blemish-free fruit provide adequate spacing, thin out excess growth for good airflow and water consistently.


A propagation note will be supplied with the seed packet for your convenience.


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Wayne Guest

Products arrived timely.Satisfied with my purchase.

Great product

Only planted my seeds a couple of weeks ago. They are now happily growing up to healthy plants. I’m very happy with the results of all of my seeds. Will continue to buy seeds from Happy Valley.

Pamela Powell
Seeds sprouted but lost them

Unfortunately the sprouts got burnt.

Ian Grierson
Excellent value

Good price and 100% germination. Now if only there was some way to keep the tomato russet mites away. Can’t see them with the naked eye but under a 20x microscope they are having a field day!

Colin Jeffrey
Beefsteak tomatoes

The seeds were delivered quickly and - as far as I can tell - all produced viable seedlings. After hardening off, I planted all of them and they are doing very well. Looking forward to a bumper crop of rich, red tomatoes!

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