Giant Bistecca Tomato
The giant Bistecca tomato is one of the largest varieties of cultivated tomatoes, some weighing 450 grams or more. Most are pink or red with numerous small seed compartments distributed throughout the fruit, sometimes displaying pronounced ribbing similar to ancient pre-Columbian tomato cultivars. Popular among home growers for beef sandwich toppings and other applications requiring a large tomato such as toppings on large steaks. Bistecca is not grown commercially as often as other types, since they are not considered as suitable for mechanization as smaller slicing tomatoes. Both in Italy, first, and France, later, an original variety of Bistecca is produced, which looks like a heart beef by its form, which is pointing downwards.