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LYCOPERSICON esculentum 'Better Boy'
Better Boy Tomato, Tomato
Fast growing and vigorous, ‘Better Boy’ is one of the most popular hybrid tomatoes in the market today and for good reason. This vining tomato produces large, meaty, flavorful, red fruits that often weigh over one pound each. Its compound leaves are medium green, hairy, have a strong fragrance and are not to be eaten. Edible fruits appear when days and nights are warm and can usually be harvested within 75 days after germination. Because this is an indeterminate, or vining, variety plants require staking, trellising or caging for best growth.
Easy to grow and heat-loving, tomatoes require full sun and perfectly drained, slightly acidic, garden loam. It is important to feed and water them regularly for best fruit production, though heavy watering can cause mature fruits to crack on the vine. Blossom end rot is a common fruit defect caused by a deficiency in the essential micro-nutrient calcium, which is another reason to feed your plants well!
Bred for its excellent disease resistance, ‘Better Boy’ will reliably produce abundant slicing tomatoes throughout the growing season.
12 - 1
11 - 15
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3'-9' / 0.9m - 2.7m (5)
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m (3)
Hybrid Origin, Mexico, Central America, South America
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Dark Green
Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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