Whittemore Heirloom Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum | SKU: 0181A-P25
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  • Organic
  • From the Collection
  • Beefsteak
  • Fruits grow 1 1/2 - 2 pounds
  • 70-80 days from transplant

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Considered one of the best- tasting tomatoes by Seed Savers Exchange staff, this variety offers complex and well-balanced flavor. The impressively large pink beefsteak tomatoes have large lobes and deep ribbing. Some fruits may have moderate cracking, but they are remarkably blemish-free with respect to their size—a whopping 1½-2 pounds and nearly 5-6" in width. Edley Bellamy of Virginia donated this seed to SSE; Bellamy received the variety from Oscar Gibson in 1993. 70-80 days. Indeterminate.

Learn to Grow Whittemore Heirloom 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.

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Wow, the size of these tomatoes. They had no core, just all useable tomatoes. Best tasting tomatoes ever.

You won't be disappointed


These tomatoes are HUGE and had hardly any cracking on fruits. Outstanding flavor, not to mention beautiful pink coloration.

Best Tasting Tomatoes


These are absolutely the best tasting tomatoes I've ever had, by a lot. Delicious tomato to the core. Mine tend to crack in the hot summer days in the Midwest, but are still delicious.

Five Stars


Best tomatoes I've ever tasted. The flavor is indescribable. I was impressed at how much one plant produced. The plant easily grew over 8 feet tall in my zone which isn't a long season (5a). Canning them was easy and I oftentimes ate the tomatoes right out of the jar for a snack!