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 4.2 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from omnomnom i like tomatos in my mouth they taste like acid and bananas
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRYED AND TRUE I HAVE BEEN PLANTING THIS TOMATO FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS AND IT HAS ALWAYS PROVIDED ME WITH THE BEST TOMATOES YOU COULD EVER ASK FOR.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not As Good As Other Tomato Breeds: Good producer but yielded less than Mortgage Lifter. We had a lousy growing season. A sunless rainy planting season, then a humid heatwave, then a wet harvesting season so all my crop did poorly. Will start a seedling next year and give BB another chance. The taste is ordinary but BB gave me a decent amount of fruit up until the 4-weeks heat wave that messed up our fruiting vines. After the heatwave, Mortgage Lifter kept giving fruit whereas BB pooped out. Next year I'll mineralize and fertilize heavier to see if that helps.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not produce a single tomato!: Plants were very happy, abundant flowering and then, spoof! Not a single tomato.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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