- Pink beefsteak fruits grow to 1 pound
- Thin skin, prone to cracking
- Fruit ripens throughout the season
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
This variety is thought to have been brought to Cleveland, Ohio around 1900 from Krakow, Poland. Seed Savers Exchange member Carolyn Male was given the seeds by a co-worker in 1991 and brought the variety to our attention.
The exact date of the domestication of tomatoes is unknown, but by 500 BCE they were already being grown in southern Mexico. The Spanish brought the small yellow tomato to Europe and the Philippines. The climate in Italy allowed for many new varieties of tomato to develop with intense flavor.
Alexander W Livingston took North American tomato varieties and upgraded them to a commercial crop. One of the easiest types of vegetables to adapt and breed, tomatoes are now grown worldwide.
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.