Seed saving: intermediate
True Beefsteak Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
True Beefsteak (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): a tomato that (perhaps), marks the history of one of the most appreciated overseas varieties: the Beefsteak. The True Beefsteak also called Improved Fejee , appeared as a new selection around 1883 in the seed catalogues of David Landreth and Robert Buist from Philadelphia created by Dr. Frank...no kidding. Ideal for slicing, the fruit is big and slightly ribbed, about 12-25 centimetres in diameter it has purple/brown flesh, and a "bloody" red center so It received the name beefsteak (beef steak) because it resembled raw beef. It matures late, even in the South sowing shouldn't be later than May. Due to the weight of the fruits, adequate support is needed. The true Black Brandywine, was also selected from this variety was in 1920, another very important cultivar.