Willow Pond Red Beefsteak

$2.45

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: early
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20+
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

“Willow Pond Red Beefsteak” is a variety I found from Salt Spring Seeds in British Columbia, back when they were able to send seeds to my neck of the woods. This is a beautiful salad tomato. To me, a beefsteak is a irregularly shaped, usually large, tomato. The smooth round ones I tend to call salad tomatoes. So, I am not sure I would call this a beefsteak, but that is the name. 🙂 Willow Pond sets fruit in nice trusses of six to eight or so on a rather compact plant. Maybe even more fruits will be set in better growing conditions. The fruits are scarlet red at full ripeness, with turgid, plump flesh…this one does not get mealy at dead ripe. It is very juicy, with plenty of acid in the juice and a strong tomatoey flavor, not especially sweet, in the flesh. The flavor will stand out in any fresh use, such as my favorite pasta salad, where most tomatoes would not stand out against the strong Key lime juice. Finally, Willow Pond was one of the first in my garden to set fruits this spring. Highly recommended as a workhorse in the kitchen.

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