1 pound, 3 oz Beefmaster

Beefmaster VFN Hybrid Tomato


  • Open-Pollinated: no
  • Type: indeterminate
  • Shape: beefsteak slicer, squat with light pleating
  • Color: red
  • Maturity: mid-season
    • 2013: 84 days to 1st harvest
  • Size: “very large”
    • 2013: 7.25 oz on average
  • Yield: “prolific”
    • 2013: 11 lbs per plant
  • Taste: ?
  • Disease Resistance:
    • resistant to Verticillium wilt
    • resistant to Fusarium wilt race 1
    • resistant to nematodes


Sources: (where to buy)

  • Cross Country Nurseries (seedlings)

Results from My Garden:

2013: new trial for this year; purchased one seedling from Cross Country Nurseries; no wilt (yay!) no curly top virus, maybe some powdery mildew (Leveillula), and a few got some blossom end rot, oh and some scarring or zippering from the flower; not very productive until the end of the season – had to harvest most of the tomatoes green in late November.

  • Spacing: 24″x24″
  • Total Yield: 24 tomatoes for 11 lbs; 7.25 oz on average
  • Timing:
    • Received seedling: late April
    • Transplanted into 1-gal pot: early May
    • Planted out: mid-May
    • 1st Harvest: early August
    • Last Harvest: late November

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