Supersteak does have a conventional tomato shape and colour, but what separates it from the pack is its gargantuan size. Some gardeners have managed to grow vine-bending Supersteaks that weigh in at an astounding two kilograms! One slice will not only cover your burger, it just might cover your T-bone steak.
The best thing about growing extraordinary tomatoes is they don’t require extraordinary care. No matter what the variety, the same basic rules apply. Grow tomatoes in full sun (six hours or more of direct sunlight per day) to get the highest yields and the most flavourful fruit. Tomatoes also enjoy rich soil and perform best when well fed, but don’t apply too much compost or manure because excessively nitrogen-rich soils tend to increase leafy growth at the expense of fruit production. As well, be sure to keep your soil consistently moist, particularly when the tomatoes set fruit. Fluctuating soil moisture inevitably leads to blossomend rot (dark brown or black patches on fruit bottoms). The larger the tomato, the greater the risk of blossomend rot, so keep the water hose handy, especially with varieties such as Supersteak.