The Big Boy tomato (F-1 hybrid) has been a popular variety for over 50 years. It first appeared in a Burpee catalog in 1949, and in fact was Burpee's second ever hybrid and still a Burpee best-seller.
The designation F1-Hybrid tells you this variety has been cross-produced from two distinct "pure" tomatoes. Because 'Big Boy' is an F1, or first-generation hybrid, it should have better-than-average vigor and give more uniform and bigger yields. But if you save seeds for next year you'll probably not be able to recognize, or like, the tomatoes produced. The Big Boy has a very good sweet flavor and a fragrant aroma. The fruit is a deep red with a firm, juicy interior with thick walls. The plant is an indeterminate (tall growing, continuous bearing) variety but its growth habit is bushy. It is a hardy plant and has good disease and crack resistance. It's also a prolific producer, and not unusual to grow one-pound fruits. Average Size: Large, 10-ounces Plant Characteristics: Indeterminate; regular leaf; high yield Maturity: Mid-season, 78 days after transplant Disease Resistance: Alternaria Stem Canker and Crack resistance.
Here is another description about Big Boy and it was from a well known grower.
The name, Big Boy, is easy to remember and so is the flavor. This is a big, sandwich-type slicer with smooth, bright red fruit and a flavor that everybody likes. It bears heavily in mid-season, yet the indeterminate vines continue fruiting (though not as heavily) until frost. Plants in our Alabama test garden, where conditions are excellent, have yielded 100 tomatoes each through a 10-week harvest season. Long vines need staking, or grow the plant in a tall cage. Resistant to cracking.
They will have single tomatoes with a single price. Here at Becky's Greenhouse, we have these tomatoes in super 6 packs or super 4 packs. They are planted in a deeper and larger pack so they will grow well. The picture you see is what they looked like last year. Super...
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