Missouri Pink Love Apple Tomato
Seed Savers Exchange member Ron Thuma of Kansas received this variety in 1992 from George and Bessie Jennings of Waverly, Kansas. They claimed that their ancestor “Grandpa Barnes” grew the variety during the 1860s but only as an ornamental plant—he thought tomatoes were poisonous. The pink beefsteak tomato is slightly sweet with a juicy, meaty texture and has 1-3 fruit per cluster.
- 75-85 days from transplant
- Pink beefsteak tomatoes grow with 1-3 fruits per cluster
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Slightly sweet flavor
- Flesh has a juicy, meaty texture
This slicing tomato is delicious fresh. Sprinkle with sugar or salt, add it to a sandwich, or chop into a fresh pico de gallo.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis