Belgian Farmer’s Beefsteak

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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. Val and Dan McMurray who actively exchanged seeds with European growers, asked Rita De Clereq to get hold of some of the local Belgium “heirlooms” or family varieties when they started trading with her. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces 10-16 oz., red, oblate tomatoes with a good flavor with slightly acidic finish. Thin skinned.

Varieties
Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Fruit Colors
Red
Flesh Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Oblate / Ribbed
Fruit Sizes
Large
Fruit Weights
10-16 oz
Culinary Uses
Slicer
Maturities
Mid-season
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Belgium
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet / Well-balanced