Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink
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Tomato Amish Beefsteak Pink

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The Heirloom Amish Beefsteak Tomato Seeds produce vines that bear meaty, dull pink fruit weighing up to 2 lbs apiece. A best choice for slicing and fresh eating. The hefty size and flavor also make Pink Beefsteak tomatoes a great for canning and cooking sauces and soups.

Growing 

Tomatoes are available in a wide variety of shapes, color and sizes. They are broadly classified into two categories:

  • Determinate are those that grow to pre-determined height. They are good choices for canning and sauces.
  • Indeterminate are those that continue to grow in height and produce fruits throughout the growing season.

Planting

  • Select a site with full sun. For northern regions, it is VERY important that your site receives at least 6 hours of daily sunlight.
  • Tomatoes will grow in many different soil types, but it needs to be well drained. They prefer a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8.
  • Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the average last spring frost date.
  • Two weeks before planting tomato plants outdoors, dig into soil and mix in aged manure or compost. 
  • Harden off seedlings for a week before planting in the garden. Set young plants outdoors in the shade for a couple of hours the first day, gradually increasing the amount of time the plants are outside each day to include some direct sunlight. 
  • Place tomato stakes or cages in the soil at the time of planting to avoid damaging roots later on.

Transplants

  • Apply fertilizer such as 5-10-5, or 10-10-10 per package instructions. Do not apply high nitrogen fertilizers, as they promote luxurious foliage growth but will delay flowering and fruiting. 
  • Space tomato transplants at least 2 feet apart.
  • Plant the root ball deep enough so that the lowest leaves are just above the surface of the soil. 
  • If transplants are leggy, bury up to ⅔ of the plant including lowest leaves. Tomato stems have the ability to grow roots from the buried stems.
  • Be sure to water the transplant thoroughly to establish good root/soil contact and prevent wilting.
  • Newly set transplants may need to be shaded for the first week or so to prevent excessive drying of the leaves. 

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