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Belgian Farmer's Beefsteak
Country Belgium  +
Description Indet., regular leaf. Very high yields of medium to large round oblate pink fruits. 6-14 oz. Very good sweet flavor.
Fruit color red  +
Fruit shape oblate  + , beefsteak  +
Fruit size large  +
Fruit type slicer  +
Growth habit indet.  +
History * Belgian Farmer's Beefsteak, [[Belgian Po * Belgian Farmer's Beefsteak, [[Belgian Pounder]], [[Belgian Heart]], and [[Rita's Black]] all came from no-name varieties collected from farmers in Rita De Clereq's local area. They are ones that they grow for themselves, not for market. Original names have long since been forgotten, and the varieties are probably different now from the original grow outs, just through individual selection. * [[B.C MC D|Val and Dan McMurray (B.C MC D)]], who actively exchanged seeds with European growers, asked Rita De Clereq to try and get hold of some of the local Belgium "heirlooms" or family varieties when they started trading with her. She found four varieties, two of which turned out to be the same, and one of which ([[Belgian Pounder]]) had a sport the second year. The sport stayed true, and [[Belgian Pounder]] has been stable except for the one sport. Original names were not very original - Old Farmer's Beefsteak, Old Farmer's Red, Old Farmer's No Name #1, and Old Farmer's No Name #2. With the exception of the one sport plant, all have been stable from the first grow out. have been stable from the first grow out.
Leaf regular  +
Maturity midseason  +
Member code Category:B.C KO T + , Category:B.C MC D +
Seed source Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 08 / Rita De Clereq, Belgium / collected from farmers in her local area
Variety type open-pollinated  + , heirloom  +
Vendor Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds + , Gleckler Seedmen +
Year grown 2017  +
Categories Tomato Variety List  + , Tomato Seeds  + , Regular Leaf Tomatoes  + , Indeterminate Tomatoes  + , Red Tomatoes  + , Beefsteak Tomatoes  + , Belgian Tomatoes  + , Heirloom Tomatoes  + , B.C MC D  + , B.C KO T  + , Tatiana's 2017 Growout List  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 January 2018 03:51:31  +
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