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Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Solanum Lycopersicum 'Big Boy'

 

Tomato 'Big Boy' (Beefsteak Tomato)

Tomato 'Big boy' is a large beefsteak slicing variety weighing up to a 1lb, and with very good flavour.

 
plant Features
  • Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tomato 'Big Boy' (Beefsteak Tomato)

Latin name

Solanum Lycopersicum 'Big Boy'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tomato Big Boy (Beefsteak Tomato) is 0.80meters x 2.00meters 0.80 M 2.00 M

Solanum Lycopersicum 'Big Boy'

Tomato 'Big boy' is a large beefsteak slicing variety weighing up to a 1lb, and with very good flavour.


Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Grow from seed in early spring in heat, one seed per tray division, or pot. Fill 9cm (3½in) pot with seed or multipurpose compost.Level and firm the compost, then water. Sow seeds on the compost surface, spacing them evenly, about 1/2" apart, (to help prevent "damping off" disease). Cover the seed with a layer of vermiculite, or sifted soil or compost. Keep at approximately 21°C (70°F), ideally in a heated propagator, When seedlings are big enough to handle, plant out in to a greenhouse - at least 16" apart - or, although less satisfactory, to a sunny windowsill

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant tomato plants grown from seed into the greenhouse border, when they are big enough to handle, and when risk of frost has passed. For outdoor varieties, young tender plants need to be hardened off, gradually, first in a cold-frame, and then in the open, before planting into their permanent position.

 
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