Plus Series - Classic Tomatoes, More Disease Resistance
Breeders have created even more disease-resistant lines of all-time classic tomato varieties: Lemon Boy, Celebrity, Big Beef, and Better Boy. If you've ever lost your harvest to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Fusarium Crown, Root Rot, or Tomato Mosaic Virus, this is where the Plus series can help you. The most popular tomatoes, plus disease resistance, flavor, and hardiness. Currently available only in bulk quantities.
Rather than call it Better Boy II, seed developers have decided to call it Better Boy Plus, because it is the same Better Boy with added features that will make it stronger and better than it was before. One new improvement is resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), which is increasingly important to gardeners throughout the United States and Canada.
TSWV is spread by tiny insects called thrips, which fly all around the country with their tiny wings and dreadful sucking mouth parts. They carry a sinister virus that can wreak devastation on your tomato plants. And they are doing so in greater numbers each year!
Because insecticides are largely ineffective, your simple solution is to plant Better Boy PLUS. But wait, you also receive new disease protection from Fusarium Crown and Root Rot, plus Tobacco Mosaic Virus. In addition, you will have improved flavor and sweetness that will almost make you do a handstand when you first try one. Keep in mind, all the previous resistances are still in place ASC, N, St, and V. So you hit the jackpot with your purchase of new Better Boy Plus! Indeterminate. 75 days.
While it might seem impossible to improve Big Beef, in fact, it just got better. A new selection of Big Beef is available—Big Beef Plus. Big Beef was already a favorite, and one of the world’s most popular indeterminate beefsteak tomatoes.
The original Big Beef already has resistance to TMV, Asc, F 0-1, St, V1 and N (nematodes). The new Big Beef Plus is supercharged with all the original resistances, plus added resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), Tomato torrado virus, and Fusarium Crown and Root Rot. In certain parts of the US where TSWV is common, home gardeners are not able to successfully grow the original Big Beef. But, they can now grow Big Beef Plus.
We are also pleased to learn that the Big Beef Plus has a deeper red color which indicates increased lycopene levels, a potent anti-oxidant. And remember, all of the original great flavor, yield potential, and disease resistance is preserved in Big Beef Plus. Indeterminate. 73 days.
A new Celebrity tomato is now available with added resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. If your garden has experienced this disease, you are well aware of the dramatic impact it has on Celebrity.
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) is an increasing threat to gardeners throughout the United States and Canada. It is spread by tiny insects called thrips, which are hard to control. If you like Celebrity, but hate the damage from TSWV, then your solution is Celebrity Plus tomato.
You get the same great tasting 8 ounce tomatoes, and plenty of yield with wide adaptability. The total disease resistance package for Celebrity Plus is Tobacco Mosaic Virus 0-2, Alternaria stem canker, Fusarium 0-1, Stemphylium, Verticillium Wilt, Root Knot Nematode, plus Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. What a great new combination! Strong Determinate. 70 days.
Lemon Boy tomato is among the best-selling tomatoes in the US and Canada. It has many wonderful features, including great flavor, mild yet sweet and tangy fruit, and good productivity. We are proud to present a new and improved generation of Lemon Boy.
The original disease resistance package for Lemon Boy included, Alternaria stem canker, Leaf Mold, Fusarium 0, Stemphylium, Verticilium Wilt, and Root knot nematode. Lemon Boy Plus has all of the original resistances PLUS, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Tomato torrado virus, and Fusarium Crown and Root Rot. The fruit is sweeter, from 5.7 (Brix) to 6.6, while maintaining the 8 ounce or larger fruit.
This new garden powerhouse has all the characteristics of the original Lemon Boy plus a sweet treat. And don't be surprised if Grandmother prefers the Lemon Boy Plus more than the original. Indeterminate. 73 days.