The original Big Boy hybrid tomato, bred by Burpee and introduced in 1949, is one of the most popular tomatoes among home gardeners. It is flavor-fully sweet and juicy, can be grown in gardens or containers, is crack resistant and resistant to many common tomato plant blights.
Big boy is a beefsteak style slicing tomato that bears mid season tomatoes and continues bearing throughout the season. Under the best of conditions they have been documented to yield as many as 100 tomatoes per plant. That of course is under the best of conditions in the deep south where there is a long growing season. Northern gardeners should not anticipate that high a yield - but can still anticipate a yield superior to most other Tomato varieties.
Long vines need supports - staking or caging.
Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.
Fruit Weight: 10 to 20 oz - Some reported as much as 32 oz.
Maturity: 75-80 days
Average Height: 4 to 8 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Soil ph: 6.0 -6.8
Spacing: 24 - 36 inches apart
Above Average Yields