Better Boy Tomato
Better Boy Tomato

Better Boy Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 16 oz
  • Matures: 70 to 75 days after planting
  • Spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 5 to 8 feet
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

High yields of smooth skinned, large fruit earn Better Boy a spot as one of the most popular tomatoes grown in the US and as one of our all time best sellers. The fruit has excellent classic tomato flavor with just the right balance of acid and sugar. This is a great slicing tomato. It is widely adapted throughout the country. Grow it in a tall cage or tie to a stake for support.

The indeterminate vines are resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F), and nematodes (N).

Bonnie Plants grows select varieties organically in a limited number of regions. Find a store in your area that carries Bonnie Organics.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

Better Boy Tomato is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I don't know if the Bonnie growers will read this. What I have is a Better Boy hybrid plant that I planted last year, has survived the winter, and is full of flowers and I can see several tomatoes growing. It's March for crying out loud. I can't believe it. It is 4 ft tall, in a large planter, against South facing wall, and it putting out new growth around the base. I want to know if tomotoes are ever supposed to last 2 years. I am going to save some seed from THIS plant, that's for sure.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavorful: This plant needs to be watered consistently. I use a a timer on a a water valve for daily consistency.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tall tomatoe plants: My better boy tomato plants have grown about 12 feet tall and really producing lots of tomatoes. Plants are still growing more everyday; taller than the house. I have to use a ladder to pick them. They have a wonderful juicy taste to them that you will never get when you buy them in a store.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big variable Tomato : Sometimes you get a lot of big tomatoes and sometimes it is a low producer. I think it is highly dependent on the weather. I used to plant this every year but have gone to more consistent varieties. But if you have a good season you will get a bumper crop
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tomato!! The best I have ever grown in my past 60 years of growing tomatoes. I live in Maine so the weather is pretty harsh but the tomatoes keep coming.
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have been growing for MANY years and is beyond a doubt, an serriously high yielding, DELICIOUS tasting, LEAST pest ridden tomato of the Bonnie line......HOWEVER, that's if you can get them!!!!! Try finding them @ Walmart or Home Depot & good luck!
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from YEAR 2012 OK BUT YEAR 2013 BETTER: Had Better Boy last year but had many setbacks in weather--rain, cloudy days, then summer humidity. This spring I got a taller sturdier seedling and in LESS than 2 months it grew excessive vines and lots of full-sized fruit is already waiting to get a little pink when I prefer to pick them and ripen in the house on my counter. BB vines grow so rapidly that I have to sucker and cut off extra vines every week or the one plant will quickly monopolize the garden bed. It is doing better than Mortgage Lifter this spring as there is no fruit on ML yet. I only plant heirloom tomatoes but BB is one hybrid I make an exception for because it gives such pretty round fruit even though the taste is average IMO. This is a much better year for BB in my garden and the weather has been very cooperative so far. Use OMRI organic tomato fertilizers for greater fruit yields and spray the blossoms with apple juice to keep the blossoms from dropping off.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible plant!: Planted one plant this season on South side of house near sprinkler head. Yield was over FIVE dozen wonderful tomatoes! Hard frosts now and pulled plant. Had over ONE Hundred green tomatoes still on plant!! Fantastic yeild.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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