75+ Seeds. The Beefsteak tomato is the workhorse of American tomato varieties. Also known as the "Red Ponderosa" and "Crimson Cushion" this variety is considered THE original heirloom beefsteak tomato. An old-time favorite that has been popular since the mid 1800's due to its excellent productivity and wonderful taste. Beefsteak fruits are large (12 to 16 oz.), slightly ribbed, scarlet in color, juicy, and with few seeds. Don’t be surprised if the Beefsteak variety yields a few 2-pounders. This tomato's excellent taste and meaty flesh make it an ideal tomato for eating fresh, or for cooking and canning. Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated, 85 days from transplant.