Merrill Schulz Beefsteak

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Named after Merrill Schulz who grew this variety for 50 years in Columbus Ohio. Each year he harvested seed from his largest tomatoes for the next year’s planting. He planted hundreds of seedlings annually which he gave away to friends. Merrill died in 2010 at the age of 90. His final seeds harvested were sent to Gary Ibsen of TomatoFest in his honor by his friend Dr. Carey Hord. Tall indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce moderate amounts of 1-2 lb., slightly lobed, red, beautiful beefsteak tomatoes that are loaded with a well-balanced, delicious and complex range of sweet/acidic flavors. A perfect tomato for slicing thick into sandwiches. Rare tomato seeds.

Seeds available at store.tomatofest.com.

Varieties
Heirloom
Fruit Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Large
Fruit Weights
1-2 lb
Culinary Uses
Slicer
Maturities
Midseason
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Ohio
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet