Kellogg’s Beefsteak Tomato is an heirloom variety worth trying

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.

kellogg's beefsteak tomato
Kellogg’s Beefsteak Tomato is a winner in the northern garden.

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.

And the taste! Sweet, mild, yet full of flavor and almost citrusy. It;s large size lends itself to sandwiches, sliced on a burger, or just about anything you wish. Try it.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie Flaherty says:

    Our club has never enjoyed a garden talk as much as we enjoyed yours. Thank you ever so much for joining us for the evening. I’m on the hunt for Kellogg’s Beefsteak seeds. I stopped at Woodbury Cub but no go. I’m gonna hunt them down, having complete faith in your opinion. Once again, our heartfelt thanks.
    South St. Paul Garden Club & me too

    1. Garden Drama says:

      Thank you Jackie. I had the best time. Your club is such a great group!

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