Everything we ordered from Romence Gardens arrived in outstanding health. We would absolutely order again. Unfortunately we had a drought and could not do any outdoor watering and can't comment further.
Tomato 'Better Boy'
- Reliable producer
- Tasty, smooth fruit
This is an extremely popular hybrid tomato with all-around delicious and reliable characteristics, producing high yields of smooth fruit with an excellent flavor.
Type: Slicing Tomato
Fruit Size: 8 Ounces
Notable Features: Indeterminate
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Plant tomato plants in in well-drained soil and keep them well-watered but not soggy, watering at the soil level rather than with an overhead sprinkler as much as possible. Place a tomato cage over the plant when you first plant it to provide support, or use another trellising method. You may want to choose an organic fertilizer formulated specially for tomatoes. Sufficient calcium in the soil prevents Blossom End Rot, a common tomato ailment. You may also want to try the old Romence Gardens trick of placing a couple of Tums tablets in the soil to help with this.
We started getting tomatoes the second week of July and continued to get tomatoes up through our first frost. I pulled the last few green tomatoes off the vines when I removed the vines, put them in our garage, and every single one have gradually ripened. The tomatoes did not all come in at once for some reason we got a few each week, enough for us to use and share with friends and freeze some for soups this winter. We were delighted with the production of tomatoes and here it is October 2nd and we still have a few tomatoes ripening. We had our first frost in mid September and a second one by Sept 25 with a freeze coming up October 3rd. If it wasn't for the colder weather we believe the plants would have continued to produce. There was no problems with blight, bugs or anything on the plants all summer. Every single tomato was delicious nice and red and juicy. I was amazed how nicely the plants were packaged and they came in wonderful condition.