- 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
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
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.