The attractive fruit are large, with meaty flesh, a sweet flavour and are excellent for use in salads and sandwiches. This classic heirloom beefsteak tomato originated in Hungary but crossed the Atlantic and was renamed by Peter Henderson in his 1926 seed catalogue. (Cordon)
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into pots. Remove side-shoots and support the plant.