An even better Big Beef. One of the best-loved beefsteaks, now with improved flavor, color, and adaptability. Sweeter than the original, with added TSWV resistance for protection in warmer climates. Crimson gene lends a richer red internal color. Very similar in size, shape, and yield to Big Beef. High resistance to Alternaria stem canker, Fusarium crown and root rot, Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, gray leaf spot, tomato mosaic virus, and Verticillium wilt; and intermediate resistance to nematodes and tomato spotted wilt virus. This is an indeterminate variety.
Spacing in rows ~6' apart and plant indeterminate varieties 24-36" apart, determinate varieties should be planted 12-24" apart. When planting, remove each plant's lowest leaves and set the root ball in a hole deep enough so that only the top cluster of leaves is above ground. This planting depth is essential for tomato plants, which can form roots along their stems. These extra roots help anchor the plant and allow for better uptake of water and nutrients.