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Merrill Schulz Beefsteak

About Merrill Schulz Beefsteak

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.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Large
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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