Kukla’s Portuguese Beefsteak

Thought to have Portuguese origin. Named in honor of Larry Kukla, who collected fruits from Joe [last name?], who immigrated from Portugal. Larry shared some fruits with Jackie Tarbox of Massachussets. As Joe spoke little or no English, and Larry Kukla passed away shortly after sharing the fruits with Jackie, she could not find more information about the original name of this tomato. Carolyn Male received the seeds from Jackie Tarbox and shared them with Tomatoville members as part of her annual seed offer in January 2012. First offered in the Seed Savers 2012 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Salem, New York. Indeterminate, potato leaf plant produces 6-10 oz., red, beefsteak fruits, with very good, well-balanced flavors.

Varieties
Heirloom
Fruit Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Medium
Fruit Weights
6-10 oz
Culinary Uses
Salad / Slicer
Maturities
Midseason
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Portugal
Leaves
Potato
Flavors
Well-balanced