I have been working on an upcoming article for Northern Gardener magazine on tomato growing, so last summer I tried many varieties to garner some info and photos. Well, as fate would have it, it was one of the crappiest summers on record in Minnesota for growing tomatoes. That said, I stumbled upon a variety that is in my permanent repertoire going forward: Kellogg’s Beefsteak.
What I am about to launch into may sound too good to be true, but I cannot sing the praises of this tomato enough. The fruits are large, sometimes a pound, always firm on the outside, and moist inside. It produced like crazy and none of the typical scourges such as cat-facing, blossom end rot, or cracking ever occurred. It is indeterminate (will keep on growing ’til frost do us part), but stayed in a check with a manageable size. A reliable, tidy, healthy tomato for your garden.