Better Boy Tomato

Better Boy


Better Boy Tomatoes are great performers and are indeterminate.  Plus, if you want a record producing plant then check out Better Boy.  It holds a record in the Guinness Book for producing 342 pounds from one plant!  These tomatoes are plump and juicy with plenty of meat wrapped up in a scarlet red globe that grows to about 10 ounces or more.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Spacing: Plant 18″ apart.

Height: Grows 4′ to 5′ tall.

Outstanding Features: Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Gray Leaf Spot, Crown Wilt (Alternaria) and Root Knot Nematodes.

Tips: Tomatoes will grow in any good garden soil that is properly drained.  Good drainage is necessary to prevent “blossom-end rot”.  The ground should be tilled deeply before the tomatoes are planted.  The soil should also be enriched with compost, leaf mold, peat moss or commercial humus.  Manure can be used, if at all, with caution.  Set plants out after danger from frost has passed and plant them a bit deeper than what they were growing in their containers.  If your plants are a bit spindly, plant them on their sides and cover with dirt up to their first leaves.  Roots will grow along the buried stem and produce sturdier plants.  To avoid wilts and other serious problems, rotate tomatoes and other related vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, eggplants) with non-related vegetables such as legumes and cucurbits (squash, cucumbers).  Check out plant tags to see what a tomato variety is resistant to.

*Indeterminate tomatoes continue to grow, set fruit, and ripen continuously until a frost arrives.  Also known as vining types, they require staking or other support.

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