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Better Boy (VFN) Hybrid Tomato

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Better Boy (VFN) Hybrid Tomato

Description
Guinness Record Holder for Yields
This best-selling slicing tomato has it all—excellent taste, beautifully rounded large fruit and disease resistance. Plus, it produces loads of 1-lb. plump, juicy, meaty, red fruits. This outstanding variety is the Guinness record holder—producing 342 lbs. of fruit from one plant! Better Boy Hybrid Tomato exhibits resistance to verticillium wilt disease, fusarium wilt race I and root-knot nematodes. It's widely adapted throughout the country. An indeterminate, it produces fruits up until frost. Staking the vines is recommended. Seeds can be planted indoors about 6-8 weeks before transplanting the seedlings outdoors in the garden. Approx. 30 seeds per pkt. 75 DAYS.
Product Details
  • Seasonboth Spring & Fall
  • Unit of Measure approx. 30 seeds
  • FormVine, Indeterminate
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height6 - 8 feet (needs staking.).
  • Spread3 feet.
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Zones3 - 9 annual.
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • Flower FormSmall yellow flowers.
  • BloomsSummer
  • FruitPlump, juicy, meaty, deep globe, scarlet tomatoes. 8 oz., often weigh 1 lb.
  • Germination8 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, deep, fertile soil. pH 5.5 - 6.8
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 30 seeds per packet.
  • PollinatorSelf pollinating.
  • CommentsIndeterminate vines, best staked. Widely adapted. Big yields. Disease resistant: V, F, N. Good foliage protection. Stake or support plants. Biggest yield, Guinness record-holder for producing 342 lbs. of fruit from one plant.
  • Yield100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Botanical NameLycopersicon lycopersicum var 'Better Boy'
  • HeaderGuinness Record Holder for Yields
  • Depth1/4 inch.
  • Days To Maturity75 days from transplant.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials,
Bulbs & Flowers
Trees & Shrubs Encapsulated
Earthworms &
Lady Beetles
Seeds
1A-4B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
5A 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
5B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
6A & 6B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
7A & 7B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
8A & 8B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
9A-10B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Oct 29, 2018

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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