Better Boy Hybrid Tomato Seeds

Better Boy Hybrid Tomato Seeds

Big yields of big fruits—the classic favorite

Item # 05323-PK-P1
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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, Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Disease Resistant, Alternaria Alternata (Crown Wilt), Root-Knot Nematodes, Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot), Verticillium Wilt, Bacterial Leaf Spot
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Review Summary
(Based on 4 Reviews)

4.5 star rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0


5 star rating
Believe the Record 342 lbs per plant
R. Herbert from OH wrote on December 22, 2016

Better Boy seedlings have a healthy bluish green colored foliage, and an extremely fast growing root system which seems to fill a larger pot within days. As the plants grow, the stems grow fast and need to be limited (pruned) and separated so each has its own air and light supply. I helped a plant yield over 100 lbs with no commercial fertilizer, just good, well rotted and balanced compost at planting time and some coffee grounds as the summer progressed. Watch a you tube video with the header Charles Wilbur for some tips from the champion world record grower who says Better Boy seeds are the best. Let 18 stems grow per plant, supported by concrete reinforcement mesh. Have fun growing some amazing 10' tall plants which yield oodles of medium sized, sweet and tangy fruits. It is not difficult to achieve with Better Boy.

5 star rating
Sylvester017 from CA wrote on December 27, 2013

First time we grew BB in 2012 wasn't a good season for tomatoes. Spring of 2013 was way better and got a terrific constant supply of fruit. It is now the last week in December 2013 and have 10 BB fruit on the vine with a lot of new blossoms in spite of a frosty week a couple weeks ago. I only plant heirlooms but BB hybrid is a must in our garden EVERY year! Our Mortgage Lifter produces heavily alongside BB but BB is still alive and producing in December!

4 star rating
Sylvester017 from CA wrote on May 07, 2013

Last year was a bad weather season for all my tomatoes. This spring has been better weather. I bought a sturdier larger Better Boy seedling and in LESS than 2 months it has outgrown Mortgage Lifter and already has lots of full-sized fruit waiting to turn pink when I like to pick them and ripen indoors on my counter. BB grows so fast I have to sucker and prune vines EVERY week or it will quickly take over the entire garden bed. It is greedy for space so it has to be trimmed often. I like heirloom tomatoes but BB is the only hybrid I use because its fruit is so pretty though average in taste IMO. Mortgage Lifter is still not showing any fruit whereas BB is loaded. I use OMRI organic tomato food and spray apple juice on the tomato blossoms to set and keep them from falling off.

3 star rating
Average Yield and Average Taste
Sylvester017 from CA wrote on November 09, 2012

Better Boy was planted from a purchased seedling. We had a lousy season--rainy sunless planting season, humid heatwave in growing season, and an early rainy harvest season. The heatwave halted most of our tomato fruit yield except for Mortgage Lifter and occasionally a fruit from Better Boy but as it got hotter, BB fruit got fewer and smaller fruit. Will try again next season with BB and mineralize and fertilize heavier.

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