Redfield Beauty Tomato
Historic variety introduced circa 1889 by H.G. Hastings & Co. of Interlachen, Florida. Flattened pink 3" fruits with excellent full flavor. Vigorous, very productive plants.
- 80 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Flattened pink-red fruits grow to 3-4 ounces
- Excellent full flavor
- Vigorous and productive plants
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
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
Ratings & Reviews
This breed made me an official tomato enthusiast
This was my best performer in my first year of seriously growing tomatoes. I grew them in straight compost that I allowed to cook off for a month. The seedlings were all strong but had some purpling that went away after moving outside. I had very few problems with acclimating them to the outside (and I went early). Buried the entire stem up to the top foliage and they took off like a rocket. I got rid of the first buds and tried to be very careful about getting rid of the crotch shoots but these plants got so bushy that I constantly missed them and some got over a foot long before I noticed. I had leaf curl on all my other plants but not the Redfields. I companioned with lettuce and basil and I had them watering on a timer. They were my best producers and I was getting fresh tomatoes into early November! The taste is just right - not spectacular but good enough by far to eat sliced with a little salt, and I didn't feel bad about freezing most of them.
I’ve been growing Tomatoes for 20 plus years, and I finally found my favorite. Very vigorous plant that puts out lots of tomatoes on one plant. I’ve planted mine very deep with just a little a tomato top showing and it just took off. I live in middle Tennessee and I will always have this red field tomato in my lineup. Very pleased with this tomato, great slicer or just cutting up and putting salt on it.