http://www.durgan.org/2%20August%202006%20Beefsteak%20Tomato/HTML/ http://xrl.us/pwzc Tomatoes are starting to ripen. This is the second beefsteak ripened to date. It even tastes like a tomato. All my tomato plants have larger than usual fruiting bodies. Field ripened tomatoes are not like the picked green, perfect forms one finds in the supermarket. These garden ripened tomatoes have a completely different taste. In fact, I cannot eat store bought, hydroponic or otherwise tomatoes. The texture and taste is off, but the appearance is perfect. Modern N.A. marketing at its best.. Most of my plants suffer from some leaf curl, which I attribute to possible overwatering when first planted. Too fast vegetation growth without a sufficient root structure. Next year I will supplicment some calcium in the soil to try and correct this minor problem, and not water so deeply. Durgan.