Dester Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum | SKU: 1552
1 Reviews
$7.25 to $27.50

Dester - SOLD OUT

  • Winner of SSE’s 2011 Tomato Tasting and runner-up in 2012
  • Pink fruits grow up to 1 pound
  • Excellent flavor
  • Beefsteak tomato
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 70-80 days from transplant

Dester - SOLD OUT

$7.25 to $27.50
Maximum quantity of 15

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Item Details

Winner of SSE’s 2011 Tomato Tasting and runner-up in 2012. Donated to SSE by Missouri farmer Larry Pierce, who received his seeds from an Amish woman in Seymour, Missouri. She originally got her seeds from a doctor she worked for whose family had brought the seeds with them from Germany. Luscious pink beefsteaks weighing up to one pound. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow Dester Tomato

Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost

Germination: 7-14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart

Support: Cage, stake, or trellis

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.

Ratings & Reviews

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Great flavor


Grew Dester this year for the first time in Southern PA where we had nearly ideal conditions until a heat wave in late July followed by some heavy rain. Outstanding, unique full Tomato flavor. One of my favorites for taste. Hardy 7 foot plus plants. Good producer of smooth, uniform, exceptionally pretty fruit, most in the 14 oz range. No cracking, splitting or abnormalities of any kind for me - they all look like the picture above. Late producer, With about average fungus resistance compared to other heirlooms. Will definitely grow it again.