The BEEFSTEAK HEIRLOOM ORGANIC
TOMATO SUPER SAVER 6 PACK
A great value for you. The Saver Pack is like buying 6 packs
of our regularly priced beefsteak tomato seed packs
at a big discount for you.
Here is an example:
1 pack of Beefsteak Heirloom Organic Tomato seeds...
approximately 40 seeds per pack retail for $1.89.
6 packs would be a total cost of $11.34.
Now with 1 Beefsteak Heirloom Organic Tomato Super Saver 6 Pack
you get 6 times the amount approximately 240 seeds for $7.95 cost.
As you can see you would have saved $3.39 by buying
1 Super Saver Beefsteak Heirloom Organic Tomato Seed 6 Pack
instead of 6 of our regular packs of Beefsteak tomato seed packs.
The BEEFSTEAK HEIRLOOM ORGANIC TOMATO
Bright red, solid meaty heirloom tomato
Also known as Red Ponderosa or Crimson Cushion.
Produces huge, delicious, ribbed fruit on vigorous vines.
Grow Beefsteak in wire cages for best results.
This tomato's excellent taste and meaty flesh make it
an ideal tomato for eating fresh or cooking,
for slicing into sandwiches, using in salads or for canning!
Approximately 240 seeds per pack
Days To Maturity: 85-115
Botanical Name: Lycopersicon esculentum "Beefsteak"
Season: Late-Season Heirloom Tomato
Beefsteaks are usually started from seed indoors 4-8 weeks
prior to the last frost of spring.
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly to allow light
which sometimes assists germination.
Do not allow the soil to dry out.
Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear,
which may take anywhere from 3-10 days,
depending on temperature, moisture, etc.
Move sprouting plantings immediately
to bright light conditions.
SAVING BEEFSTEAK HEIRLOOM TOMATO SEEDS:
Tomatoes are self-pollinated.
That is, the pollen of a blossom interacts
with the egg of that blossom. This incestuous act,
occurring out of sight behind the yellow wraps of the flower, ensures
that the resulting seed will yield plant identical to the lone parent.
There has been no interchanging of genetic material between plant.
Keep an eye out for the one plant of a variety that performs best,
in terms of adaptability, production, appearance, taste,
or whatever characteristics are important to you.
Harvest a few of the best tomatoes of those best plants
when they are dead ripe, and scoop out the seeds.
Place them in a jar; half filled with water
for two days or so at room temperature.
This curing process is thought to
kill bacteria that might be on the seeds
and pass on the next generation.
The good seeds will sink to the bottom
while the bad seeds will float to the top.
Carefully pour off the pulp and bad seeds,
keep filling the jar with water and pouring the pulp
and bad seeds off until you have only clear water
and seeds on the bottom of the jar.
Now pour the water and seeds on to
a piece of hardware screen (finely wove) and then
after the water has drained off a little,
flop the seeds on a glass place.
Let dry outside, out of direct sunlight until dry.
Put seeds in a jar to save until next year.