Better Boy Plus

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This is an even better, Better Boy… You better believe it! Better Boy Plus has all the great characteristics of the classic Better Boy, plus more flavor, disease resistance and adaptability. 

V44080 : Better Boy Plus
Treatment * Pkg Size ** Price
Treated 100 seeds $9.00
Treated 500 seeds $34.45
Treated 1M seeds $55.05
Treated 5M seeds $239.25
Treated 25M seeds $1,087.50
Treated 100M seeds $4,140.00
* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Disease Resistance
Alternaria Stem Canker
Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
Fusarium Wilt (1)
Gray Leaf Spot
Nematodes
Tomato Mosaic Virus (2)
Tomato Spotted Wilt
Verticillium Wilt
Attributes
Item Number
V44080
Maturity (days)
77
Weight (oz)
8
Shoulders
Green Shoulders
Shape
C
Habit
Indeterminate
Hybrid  
Yes
Year New
2022
Treatment
Standard Treatment
Popular For
Fresh Market, Home Garden
Canada
Yes

Growing Tips

Tomato Shape Chart

Tomato Chart

Planting

Sow in greenhouse 4 - 6 weeks before desired planting date. Allow plants to adjust to field conditions for 48 hours before transplanting. Plant transplants up to 6 inches deep.

Planting Guidelines - Tomato
Approximate Seeds per Pound:
140,000 - 165,000
Seeding Rate per Acre by Weight:
0.8 - 0.8 oz
Seeding Rate per Acre in M (1,000):
7.6 M
Seeding Rate Seeds per 1,000 foot of Row:
667
Seed or Plant Spacing In Row:
18"
Seed or Plant Spacing Between Rows:
48"
Seed or Plant Spacing Depth:
.25 - .5"
Recommended Soil Temperature:
60 - 75°F
Days to Germination:
7 - 10
Management

Staking and pruning plants are an important management practice. Staking and pruning allows the plant to concentrate on fruit development and also ensures less damage when harvesting fruit. Staking also keeps fruit from setting on the ground. Grow plants on raised beds with drip irrigation. Scout weekly to ensure crop quality. Consult Midwest Vegetable Production Guide on identification and treatment. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf

Harvest

Harvest tomatoes when 60 - 90% red for fresh markets. Consult your buyers on what stage they would like their tomatoes harvested. However, please note that the more red the tomato the shorter the shelf life.

Storage

Store at 50 - 60ºF and 85 - 95% humidity to ensure the longest shelf life.