Description

Big yields of big fruits—the classic favorite

Days to Maturity: 70 from transplant

Indeterminate

Better Boy holds a Guinness Book of World Records championship for yields (nearly 350 pounds of tomatoes from a single plant over a single season), but that's not even the best reason to grow this classic favorite. Superior disease resistance, unbeatable flavor, and wide adaptation to climates and conditions all make this beefsteak the undisputed champ.

A trusted favorite for many years, Better Boy is a great performer with big hybrid-quality yields of succulent, juicy yet meaty tomatoes averaging about a pound a piece. A good all-around choice, the plants are resistant to verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt race 1, nematodes, alternaria, and gray leaf spot. You just can't top that.

Expect these bright red, rounded fruits to start quickly and continue strong all season long. The minimum size is about 10 ounces, and some will get much larger. Better Boy never disappoints.

Better Boy continues to be the tomato of choice for many home gardeners, who love the flavor, appreciate the big yields, and rely on the superior disease resistance to grow a successful crop every time. You can always trust Better Boy.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2½ feet apart.

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Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Better Boy Hybrid
Tomato Fruit Set Indeterminate
Days To Maturity 70
Fruit Color Red
Habit Vining
Additional Characteristics Edible, Trellises
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Verticillium Wilt, Disease Resistant, Bacterial Leaf Spot, Alternaria Alternata (Crown Wilt), Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Root-Knot Nematodes, Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot)
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

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