Re: [tomato] Hybrids vs. Non-Hybrids (
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 11:25:17 EDT

In a message dated 6/18/00 12:24:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Hi Michael,
>  I live in Columbia, SC and most of the Beef Stake tomatoes do not do well
>  here, they taste exactly as you described.   I grew up in Chicago and my
>  mother used to grow this variety and was delicious.  I think the heat and
>  humidity has something to do with it.
>  Karen SC Zone 8
>  >
    I don't think that was the situation here though, because I grew a couple 
of other large beefsteak tomatoes last year and they grew to be very large. 
The alleged Big Beefs were all perfectly round and about 6-8 pounces. They 
didn't match the description at all. Um...certainly Walmart couldn't have 
mixed up the tabs in their nursery? <wink...>