(90 Days) Indeterminate. Also called Ponderosa Red.This old fashion classic tomato usually reaches 1-2 lbs.
The history of the Beefsteak tomato and all beefsteak tomatoes leads back to a wild tomato the Aztecs found. They named it "magic" because it was bigger than the other tomatoes (they were berry sized). That's when Hernando Cortez came on the scene and took some back after his 1541 conquest. Many large tomatoes were bred because of the Beefsteak tomatoes. The rest is history, or herstory. (Tomatoes are botanically female.)
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring in seed starting mix.
Keep soil moist, not soggy, at 75 degrees F. seedlings tend to emerge 7-14 days.
Seedlings need light from a window sill or proper grow lights for 16 hours a day
Transplant after danger of frost pasts, check the date of your area.