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Kooshka1129
Aug 5, 2017 4:26 PM CST
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Update: There has been a consensus that these are not beefsteak, thus there is no reason to be concerned that it is yellow. My only question now is what variety might this be? It now has a majority of a yellow-ish orange color. (The original message has been deleted to avoid confusion or further responses on the answered question) Thanks to all who have helped point out that it isn’t beefsteak.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 5, 2017 4:38 PM CST
Welcome!

Could you post some photos on this thread? That will help us help you.
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Kooshka1129
Aug 5, 2017 5:44 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Could you post some photos on this thread? That will help us help you.


Done!
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 6:25 PM CST
There are several large tomatoes that are yellow, but many start yellow, then ripen to either orange or red. Have patience. It would help if you had a name for it. I have two that will be orange, and two that will be red...both go from green to yellow before going to their ripe color.
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Kooshka1129
Aug 5, 2017 6:29 PM CST
ctcarol said:There are several large tomatoes that are yellow, but many start yellow, then ripen to either orange or red. Have patience. It would help if you had a name for it. I have two that will be orange, and two that will be red...both go from green to yellow before going to their ripe color.


Just to clarify - I shouldn’t be concerned, even though it is only golf ball sized?
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 6:33 PM CST
If that is supposed to be a beefsteak, it shouldn't be turning yet, and the shape doesn't look right for beefsteak.
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Kooshka1129
Aug 5, 2017 6:41 PM CST
ctcarol said:If that is supposed to be a beefsteak, it shouldn't be turning yet, and the shape doesn't look right for beefsteak.


I am sorry to badger you with questions, but, to your knowledge, is there a chance that seeds could be incorrectly packaged? When I bought the package of seeds, it was labeled beefsteak. Also, any clues as to what type of tomato this may be? Thank you so much for your help!
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 5, 2017 7:04 PM CST
I agree with Carol, it doesn't look like a Beefsteak. Its the wrong shape and size.

Yes, its very possible the package was mislabeled or that a couple seeds from another package got mixed in by mistake.

It will be hard to tell what it is until the tomato ripens. You will know when its ripe because it will have some give when you gently squeeze it.
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Newyorkrita
Aug 6, 2017 2:41 PM CST
It really is too small and not the correct shape to be Beefsteak. Nothing to do and see.

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