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Kukla’s Portuguese Beefsteak

About 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.

Culinary Use
Salad / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Medium
Leaf Type
Potato
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Open Pollinated

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