Mortgage Lifter beefsteak tomato


There are 2 stories that are surrounding this tomato.

It is said that William Estler from Barboursville, West Virginia first developed this variety by crossing and stabilizing 6 different varieties of tomatoes.  He then grew out the tomatoes, sold 6000 of them at 1$ a pop and was able to pay the mortgage on his greenhouse in the 1920s.

The second story is that in 1940, M.C. Byles of Logan West Virginia registers the ‘Radiator Charlie Mortgage Lifter tomato.’  This is another strain from the same family as the original Mortgage Lifter tomato.

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Mortgage Lifter beefsteak tomato

  • 40 seeds
  • Organic
  • Indeterminate
  • Open Pollinated
  • Distance between plants – 24-36”
  • Distance between rows – 36”
  • Full Sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 75-80 days
  • Days to germination – 6-10 days
  • Height – 4-6′
  • Solanum lycopersicum

Grown on the farm, this heirloom beefsteak tomato from the USA (1930 WV), produces large tomates with few seeds. The breeder Marshall Cletis Byles paid off his greenhouse by selling seedlings! Seeds from Jason Lahue, Qc

Sow : Indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost 1/8’’ deep, transplant 2 weeks after last frost

Harvest:  When fruit is ripe



Additional information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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