Tomato – Big League (F1)

Red Beefsteak F1 Hybrid Tomato on Determinate plants.


Another of the free seeds which might be tried in 2022. Large fruit (around 1 lb) on determinate plants makes this variety suitable for container growing, so we will grow it outdoors, rather than in the greenhouse. It looks as though it will need a lot of support if the plant is as prolific as the web suggests.

Although its an F1 hybrid, we will keep seeds and grow them on in subsequent years. Our experience is that most F1 hybrid tomatoes seem to follow the dominant parent and its usually difficult to distinguish between the original hybrid and subsequent generations. The only exception we have found to this was Mountain Magic where there were two very different “children”, easily distinguished because one strain was potato leafed and the other regular leafed. What I couldn’t find from the web was which parent was which and which supposedly gave which level of blight protection.

Anyway, another interesting variety to try.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Boat Shaped
  • Fruit Size: Large
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Determinate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: F1
  • Ripe Days: 112
  • Taste: TBD
  • Our Source: Suttons Seeds
  • Origin: TBD
  • Alternatives:
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A

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      Updated: 10/01/2024