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Tomato, SteakHouse Hybrid

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The world's largest beefsteak.

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Big news in the tomato patch! Meet the biggest tomato ever bred. And it’s not just bigger but better. Tipping the scales at up to three lbs. plus, broad-shouldered tomato titan is bigger than Big Daddy, and loaded with true heirloom tomato flavor and head-spinning fragrance. Indeterminate plants produce gorgeous, humongous fruits.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


Fruit Bearing This refers to the relative season when the plant produces fruit, or if it bears continuously or just once


Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

75-80 days

Fruit Weight The average weight of the fruit produced by this product.

24-48 ounces

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

65-70 inches

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  • Tomatoes

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: Mar-07 - Last Date: Mar-21
    First Date: May-02 - Last Date: May-30

How to Sow and Plant

  • Sow tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit
  • Sow seeds ¼  inch deep in seed-starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 75 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil. Make sure you did not grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant or potatoes in the bed the previous year to avoid disease problems.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Tomatoes should be set 30-48 inches apart in a row with the rows spaced 3-4 feet apart. It can be tempting to space tomatoes more closely at planting time, but if you plant too closely you will increase the chance of disease, and decrease yields.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. 
  • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development. 
  • Tomatoes can be planted deeply, with the stem buried to the first set of leaves. The more deeply they are planted the more roots will form, providing the plant with additional support and better ability to take up nutrients. Some gardeners plant tomatoes by digging a horizontal trench and laying the plant in the trench with the top 2-4 inches of the plant pointing upward.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil to the top and press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water. 
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker. This is particularly important if you are trying different varieties. It is very difficult to tell which variety is which from the foliage.  
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Place your plant support at this time. You can try tomato cages or staking. Unsupported plants will sprawl on the ground, require no pruning, and will probably produce a larger yield of smaller fruit than will staked plants. For larger, cleaner, more perfect fruits, support plants as they grow. Growing on stakes: Place strong stakes in the ground and set plants about 6 inches from the stakes. Growing in cages: Place a cage around a single plant; let the vines grow and enlarge within the cage, no pruning  will be necessary

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. This is especially important for tomatoes as their roots may be easily damaged when weeding, and this can lead to blossom end rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • If growing on stakes: As the plants grow, allow only one or two main stems to grow and pinch out any other side shoots as they form. Gently tie the one or two remaining shoots to the stake; don't pull them tightly against the stake. If growing in cages, no pruning is necessary.
  • Whether to remove the side shoots, or suckers, that grow out of the leaf axils or not depends on the support system used. Gardeners using stakes usually snap off these side shoots. They typically get earlier and larger tomatoes but overall production tends to be less. If tomatoes are grown in cages, the suckers are generally left on, although it's a good idea to pinch the tip out of them when they are 6-8 inches long. Regardless you may want to remove all the growth from the bottom 6-10 inches of the plant. This helps to improve air circulation and reduce the spread of diseases such as early blight. Wait until the plants are knee-high. In the morning when the plants have the most water in them, snap off the lower growth while it is small. Any plants that look sick with distorted foliage or have a mosaic pattern on the leaves should be removed as they may have a virus that can spread to the other plants. It is best to do this early in the season.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvesting and Preserving Tips

  • Determinate tomato plants ripen a heavy crop over a few weeks. Indeterminate varieties bear fruit continuously until frost. Remember that the days to harvest refers to the time from setting out transplants in the garden.
  • Pick tomatoes when they are as ripe as possible. They should be fully colored and firm and picked regularly to avoid overloading plants.
  • At the end of the season, when you know there will be a frost, pick all the almost-ripe tomatoes you can, and ripen them in brown bags or spread on newspapers at room temperature. Many cultivars will store for months. Store only sound fruit, at 50-60°F. Do NOT refrigerate and try to avoid having the fruit touch each other.
  • The foliage of tomatoes is toxic and should not be eaten.
  • Tomato fruits are enjoyed in many cooked dishes as a flavoring. Use them to make soups, sauces, stews, ketchup, paste, juice, quiche, and pies. Add them to curries, casseroles, and chutney.
Fruit Bearing
Days To Maturity
75-80 days
Fruit Weight
24-48 ounces
Full Sun
65-70 inches
65-70 inches
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Sow Time
6-8 weeks BLF
6 inches
Tomato, SteakHouse Hybrid is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 138.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bummer! They grew about 12-18 inches and stopped growing. R U kidding me?
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Growing nicely Planted late June, now I have some nice tomatoes growing
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Taste I have planted the Steakhouse Hybrid for 3 years and they are always delicious! This year my biggest was 1 1/2 pounds, last year it was over 2 pounds. I have tomatoes for 4 months.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best Like others have said, yields are spotty and fruit is no where near size advertised. Of my 3 seedlings only one is producing good amount of tomatoes. Fruit is large and tasty but inline with standard beefsteak here in nj. The other 2 plants are just now beginning to set small amount of fruit in mid august (not sure if they will even be harvestable before frost dates). Plants are large and set flowers but seem to have issues self pollenating. I tried gently shaking every morning but did not help. Also, this variety is susceptable to leaf curl. It was a fun experiment but not likely to try again
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Size & Taste This is the 2nd year I've grown these SteakHouse Hybrid Tomatoes; both years they have been excellent in taste and the biggest tomatoes I've ever seen. I'm 71 yrs old and have been growing gardens since I got married at 17-yrs-old and I've always been delighted with the seeds I've got from Burpee's.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent! I planted three plants in early May. The last week I have harvested a lot of big, meaty tomatoes. Great flavor too! Perfect for sandwiches.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from top sellar most askfor the only tomato wanted by most of my customers. this year plants in one gallon pot went for 5.00 each
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible. Cherry tomatoes at best. Most of the pack didn't germinate. They're the worst bunch I've ever grown.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Success The plants grew to about 3 feet tall. Had many flowers but never developed a tomato. Complete failure
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad seeds I told the company the seeds I purchased for my father were all bad and I didn't even ask for a refund I just wanted two good packs of seeds and was told I had to have the empty packages which my father had thrown away not thinking I'd need them for the issue to be resolved. Keep in mind this is a man that has been successfully growing tomatoes for over 40 years. Me and my father both have very good incomes and would not need to try to rip the company off over two cheap packs of seeds. We just wanted the company to do the right thing and replace them. My father was very excited when I gave him the seeds and was looking forward to making future purchases until he realized all the seeds were bad.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features in a large tomato We did not plant until the third week in May because of cold weather. We have blossoms, but not much fruit yet, and no ripe tomatoes. The plants look good so we are hopeful we will get great tomatoes. Two years ago we were given a SteakHouse plant and it was The Best Tomato in many ways. The tomatoes were large, delicious, no cracks or problems, and kept well.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tasting tomatoes These tomatoes taste great. They didn't grow as big as I would have wanted them to, but they were big enough to cover a hamburger bun when we made hamburgers. Also, when I can tomatoes, they are bigger so they fill the jars quicker. I would have had a better crop, but we are troubled with leaf-footed bugs. We have to pull them just as they start to pink up.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge harvest! This is my second year growing Burpee tomato plants. Last year I harvested 400 tomatoes from only 8 plants. It is too early to predict this years crop but I have confidence it will be another bumper crop. These plants have superior genetics.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from tomatoes, steakhouse I purchased this because I wanted big tomatoes but they grow and give very small tomatoes. the largest one is 2" long and 1" in diameter. Very disappointed. Misrepresented the product or maybe they just send me a small ones.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Super steak ? Planted a row,alternating Steakhouse with old favorite standby Super steak, five plants each. The Steakhouse larger by at least ten percent. I hope the fruit output likewise.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steak house tomatos Best tomato I have ever grown. Lots of huge tomatos on every plant.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Biggest tomatoes I've ever grown I planted six Burpee varieties this year, raising all from seed indoors. At mid-season in NC (early July) my Steakhouse Hybrid plants are seven feet tall and they are producing a plethora of very large, delicious, juicy fruit. The very first ripe fruit that I picked was almost two pounds! Due to a very wet late spring/early summer, I've been battling with early blight on all of my plants, but this variety seems to be fairly resistant to it (but not immune). I am very pleased with this variety, and will definitely order again.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SURPRISED ! Bought seeds back in 2015 planted nothing ! Planted 2016 nothing ! Came across the packet i thought was empty.It had 3 or 4 seeds in it .Planted this year low and behold all of them came up and looks fine so far.I guess got some bad seeds ? Cost to much for 3 or 4 plants on a fixed income ! But my Brandy Boys all sprout no problem ! Have to wait to see how the Steakhouse do !
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Tomato! Great Tomato. You have to have a good support for them because they are so big.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Summer Addiction I have purchased Steak House Hybrid seeds every year for quite a few years, and every year I am so pleased with the results! I am only a tiny bit sad that I haven't been able to grow a tomato yet that is as large as the picture. I start from seed in February (zone 7 Long Island NY) and I usually harden them off by the 1st week of June, as May doesn't have consistent, warm weather here. I usually have ripe tomatoes from July through September and they are always delicious. I always have plans to make sauce with steakhouse hybrid, but they are so tasty I end up eating them all before they make it to my sauce pot! They need sturdy cages to hold them up, but they are worth the effort!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Largest tomatoes we have ever grown! We purchased the seed about this time last year and started the seed in the garage with heat pad and grow lights. Because we live near Phoenix, AZ the plants were transplanted into the garden (Under UV Screen) in February. Largest and best tasting tomatoes we have every had. Some of the tomatoes were over two pounds.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic These were huge and very tasty. I plan on starting them two to three weeks earlier next time as there were so many tomatoes on the plant heading into fall that never ripened
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No huge tomatoes but good I have to admit I was hoping for some giant tomaotes which didn't happen. We got one about the size of a softball right at the start of the season and nothing that big after that. On the plus side I got a decent number of midsize tomatoes that were very good on flavor and texture. Will plant these again next year in a different spot and see if I can get some of the giant tomatoes others have gotten.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from super ugly tomatoes I ordered 2 seedlings. They came packaged nicely and in good condition. They were healthy but needed air, sun and oxygen. After a night they perked up and look great. As the summer went on they contracted some sort of disease. The leaves started turning brown and it started to wilt immensely. It still produced some rather ugly fruit that I was too nervous to eat and ended up throwing them away. Thankfully I planted these 2 seedlings in a separate area. So whatever disease they received was not passed to my other tomato plants. I don’t recommend the Steakhouse hybrid.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Steakhouse Hybrid Tomatoes The tomatoes were big and very tasty but the plants were small and did not produce many tomatoes. I will check 'yes' that I would recommend to a friend because there is not a place to say 'possibly' recommend to friend. I will give them one more try.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful tomatoes These tomatoes taste amazing. No salt, nothing at all needed. Only thing keeping me from rating them a 5 is that they took a long time to start producing fruit. I am in zone 7 and didn't get any till 1 Sept.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Biggest Tomatoes I've Ever Grown! I started these from seed, and got 100% germination. Big, sturdy plants with HUGE tomatoes - most over 1 1/2 pounds, semi-neglected. I did use Di-Pel dust to control tomato worms, but I kept forgetting to fertilize, yet I got monster tomatoes! I hate to think how they'd do if I'd paid more attention to them!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size Like these. Always very good. Would always buy these.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steak house tomato I bought this tomato for my kitchen garden and it's exceeded my expectations. In spite of it was planted in the end of May (late for our area) I had a very good crop of really big (about 1 lb each) and very testy tomatoes.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seeds maybe Bout 1/2 the seeds came up the they all died all I have to say
Date published: 2016-09-15
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