African Beefsteak

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African Beefsteak
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country unknown
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). African Beefsteak - ripe fruit. 2010-10-03.

B.C KO T

Indet., regular leaf, pink beefsteak fruits of variable shapes, 6-12 oz, very good flavor. It was nor very productive in our graden.

Seed source:

Julien Schmit, Nancy, France 09 / Eric Pedebas, France 07

Year grown: 2010

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


IL LO N

90 days, indet., regular leaf plant with good yield of 8-14 oz pink beefsteak fruit, very good flavor.

Seed source:

Tomato Growers Supply 99

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


History

  • Commercial variety, introduced in Seed Savers 1987 Yearbook by Bill Ellis of Conyngham, Pennsylvania (PA EL B), who described it as "90 days - indet., huge 2-plus lb. flattened fruit, usually with "inny" belly button on bottom, heavy tomato taste that was a bit much for me raw, but delicious in soup or stew, disease prone but bears well until late in season, CV Letherman's (discont. 1986)."



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Facts about African BeefsteakRDF feed
Countryunknown +
DescriptionIndet., regular leaf, pink beefsteak fruits of variable shapes, 6-12 oz, very good flavor. It was nor very productive in our graden.
Fruit colorpink +
Fruit shapebeefsteak +
Fruit sizelarge +
Fruit typeslicer +
Growth habitindet. +
History* Commercial variety, introduced in Seed S * Commercial variety, introduced in Seed Savers 1987 Yearbook by Bill Ellis of Conyngham, Pennsylvania (PA EL B), who described it as "90 days - indet., huge 2-plus lb. flattened fruit, usually with "inny" belly button on bottom, heavy tomato taste that was a bit much for me raw, but delicious in soup or stew, disease prone but bears well until late in season, CV Letherman's (discont. 1986)." season, CV Letherman's (discont. 1986)."
Leafregular +
Maturitymidseason +
Member codeB.C KO T + and IL LO N +
Seed sourceJulien Schmit, Nancy, France 09 / Eric Pedebas, France 07
Variety typeopen-pollinated +
VendorTomato Growers Supply + and Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +
Year grown2010 +
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