This heirloom variety was passed down from Mrs. Maxwell, who lived in Missouri and whose friend from Italy gave her the original seed. Tomatoes are 1 to 2 lb. dark-pink beefsteaks with luscious flavor and juicy, meaty texture, just right for eating fresh, canning, or even making sauce. Vigorous, potato-leaved plants are prolific and bear earlier than some other beefsteak types. Indeterminate. 80 days.