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"Beefsteak" Tomatoes/"Field" Tomatoes.

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"Beefsteak" Tomatoes/"Field" Tomatoes.

ER2 | Aug 19, 2013 12:29 PM

About a week ago, I bought a basket of tomatoes from a Niagara on the Lake vendor that were labelled "Beefsteak Tomatoes". I gave them a few days to fully ripen but was very disappointed once I tried them. They had very little taste, were far from sweet, had little juice and rather coarse, chewy flesh. In other words, I could see no difference between them and the "Field" tomatoes for sale in most supermarkets.

So is no distinction now made between "Beefsteak" and "Field" tomatoes? I do, however, have a memory from some years back of "Beefsteak" tomatoes that were so good that you could quite properly serve them as a first course for dinner - something I'd never do with these Niagara on the Lake "Beefsteak" tomatoes.

So have this type of beefsteak tomato just disappeared? Or is my aging memory just playing tricks with me?

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