This has to be among the best beefsteaks that I grew in 2017. Large red tomatoes with excellent taste, grow on 5 feet tall, bushy vines. Fruits are consistently close to 1.5 pounds and sometimes larger. A fantastic balance of sweets, fruits and acidity, complimented by the perfect amount of juice, makes Melissa a winner. If you are looking for an exciting new beefsteak to add to your catalog, Melissa The Caucasian Shepherd tomato is it!