Burpee Supersteak Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM26-20
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80 day. Solanum lycopersicum. (F1) Plant produces high yields of large 1 to 2 lb red beefsteak tomatoes. It has the rich old-fashioned beefsteak tomato flavor. They juicy, meaty, very flavorful. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, and slicing. Crack Resistant. Excellent choice for home gardens. Disease Resistant: VFN. Indeterminate

Lot No: 63637

Germination: 95%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 162,578

Plant Height: 36 to 48” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Lycopersicon esculentum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 48"60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 65 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.

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by on June 16, 2011

I have entered the supersteak tomato in the Kentucky State Fair for years and have always won on the consistancy of the size and weight of the tomato. The most delicious tomatoes we have ever grown. They weighted between 3 and 4 lbs each. Martin Bruck, Louisville, Ky

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by on June 22, 2010

I have grown these to weigh 3 lbs each in Paducah, Ky Danny Brown

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by on April 20, 2011

The best tomatoe I have ever grown (2-3 lbs),hard to find plants around here, Sam Snider Medina,TN.

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by on February 25, 2014

I have always used this tomato for canning. The tomatoes hold up in the cans. I feel this is the best canning tomato ever.

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