Tomato Pantano

Red Beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants.


An Italian Beefsteak (which for us introduces its own problems) Pantano has a number of names (Il Pantano Romanesco, Pantano Il Romansco, Pantano) which all seem to describe an moderate sized beefsteak with slightly fluted shoulders which, when we grew it in 2014, produced a somewhat spindly plant with only a few tomatoes of moderate size and flavour for a beefsteak tomato (maybe it needs more warmth and sun than we can provide).

Its need for warmth is (I think) shown by the fact that it had megablooms on the early flowers but these didn’t actually develop into fruit.

Not something that we would grow again.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Small Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: 4 ounces
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage?
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid/Late (80+ Days)
  • Taste: Average
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-6
  • Truss Spacing: Only one truss when grown
  • Alternatives: Red Brandywine
  • Our Source: T&M

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Updated: 08/01/2024