You are buying two 2 Live Better Boy Tomato Plants. These are not Better Boy Tomato Seeds Two very nice, good sized plants, each 5"-7" tall - not leggy, not plugs, not seeds. Individually grown and shipped in 3.5" pots. The generous pot size offers you plants with a well-developed root system, giving you a head start to fruit. Better Boy is a great performer with big hybrid-quality yields of succulent, juicy yet meaty tomatoes A Guinness World record holder for highest yielding tomato plant. One of the all-time best selling tomato plants
The Better Boy tomato plant is a derivative hybrid from the Big Boy and the Lemon Boy tomato. Though both of its parent plants are well known, the Better Boy tomato has made its own name in the tomato world, thanks to its good size, great flavor, huge plant yields and its great disease resistance to bacterial infections, fungi and parasites. One Better Boy plant once yielded more than 340 pounds (154 kg) of fruit, earning it a Guinness World Record.
Most Better Boy Tomato plants will not yield that much fruit, but they will grow plenty bright red 8-16 ounce fruits. These smooth round tomatoes are succulent and juicy, yet very meaty. They are great fresh sliced on sandwiches and in salads, they are also used in cooking many dishes, or preserved fresh frozen for later use. It is a very popular hybrid tomato that has earned a spot as one of the most popular tomatoes grown in the US.
Place plants in a sunny garden location at least 24 inches apart to allow for its large size-it can grow 5-8 feet tall. Tomato plants need a normal well-draining soil with 1-2 inches of water per week. When planting these and all other tomatoes, plant to a soil depth just beneath the first set of leaves. That first set of leaves (called cotyledon-which means the embryonic first leaves) will eventually fall off. Roots will form along the buried stem, establishing a stronger root, thus a stronger plant. Don't water too late in the evening.
You want the plants to dry thoroughly before night. Too many problems with fungus start when you continuously water tomatoes late in the evening. Harvest in 75-85 days- from seeding. Expect an abundant harvest.
Plants will be shipped priority mail. We will watch the weather to see if shipping to your area is viable. Temps in the 20's and low 30's aren't good for live plants. If you order, we will ship quickly or be in touch. Shipping to continental US only.