I was just wondering what your favorite hybrid tomato is that you
grow??? Here in central PA, Jet Star does very well for me. For some
strange reason, I never had much luck growing Early Girl. The yield is
quite low. Better Boy also does very well for me. This season I will
be giving two others a try also. They are, Big Beef and also
Superfantastic. My yellow tomato will be Lemon Boy which I have never
grown before either. Does anyone have any positive or negative
experiences with these new varieties I will be trying this season?
Rich from PA zone 5-6
Better Boy. I keep trying different varieties and coming back to
this one. Good combination of high yield and great flavor. It wish
if bore a little earlier and had better late-season disease
resistance, but you can't have everything.
This year I'm going to try Better Boy seeds (open-pollinated) that I
saved last year. I'm planting them (and tomatillos) today.
-Bob, zone 4
Just a super tomato, attractive to the eye and very fine flavor.
Early Girl has an above average chance of BER, in my experience.
Bland, watery (too much seed, not enough flesh)--that's my experience.
But it does make a very pretty addition to a display of garden produce.
I'll stick to my favorite heirlooms for large yellow/orange tomatoes.
It's a toss up between Aunt Gertie's Gold (less orange) or Persimmon
(more orange). Both have very small seed cavities and make amazing
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
Been reading a lot of very good reviews on Big Beef tomatoes. Some say
it's the best tomato developed yet for the home gardener. I have high
expectations for this tomato but only time will tell. Many times a
tomato that does well in one area or a certain type of soil, just don't
do as well for others. Other people say Better Boy is hard to beat as a
mid season cropper. I started all my seeds indoors just this week and
will be using grow lights. They will be set in my garden around May 15.
This year I will be growing my seedlings in the basement of my home
which is cooler than the rest of the house. I will also have a small
fan blowing over them. Hopefully this will produce stocky and healthy
Rich from PA
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