Palmira's Northern Italian Beefsteak

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Palmira's Northern Italian Beefsteak
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country Italy
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Palmira's North Italian Beefsteak - ripe fruit. 2015-08-21.


Indet., regular leaf. Very large red beefsteaks, very meaty and juicy, with excellent full rich tomato flavor. 10-22 oz. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 07 / Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A)

Year grown: 2015

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


75-85 days, indet., regular leaf, 6'+ plants, up to 2+ lb red fruit, good tomato taste, slightly more acid than sweet, few splits, very vigorous, productive, 40 lbs/plant.

Seed source:

Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A)

Year grown: 2006, 2007

Location: Wynndel, BC, Canada


90 days, indet., regular leaf, red beefsteak fruit, 10-20 oz, very good flavor, good yield.

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 07

Year grown: 2007



  • Introduced by 'Skip', who described it as follows:
“I secured this most unusual large, red beefsteak tomato from a charming Italian lady at our local trash and treasure market. She told me that this tomato originated in northern Italy. That was all she could tell me, and being called Palmira I have named it after her. The fruits are not sweet, more like Ray’s Greek (which I have also put into circulation) that has proved so popular with all who have grown it. Another excellent heirloom tomato.”

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