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19.3 oz. Better Boy Tomato Plant

  • Grows 16 oz., smooth-skinned tomatoes for classic taste
  • Plants grow between 5 and 8 ft. high
  • Fruits start to mature 70 to 75 days after planting
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Product Details

Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
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About This Product

One of the most popular tomatoes grown in the U.S., Better Boy is also one of Bonnie's all-time best sellers. It's no wonder, either, as plants produce lots of large, smooth-skinned red fruits bursting with classic tomato flavor. Perfect for slicing! This plant performs well in many areas of the country. Vines will grow tall, so be sure to stake or cage plants for support.


  • Extremely popular tomato variety in the U.S.
  • Large, smooth-skinned fruit for classic tomato flavor
  • Great for slicing
  • Indeterminate, meaning it continues to grow and produce tomatoes throughout the season
  • Disease-resistant tomato variety
  • Light requirements: full Sun
  • Space 36 in. apart
  • Vegetable of the nightshade family
  • 56-days to 74-days to harvest
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Product Information

Internet # 300718724

Model # 0201

Store SKU # 1002210861

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Mature Height

5 to 8 feet

Planting Depth (in.)

5 in


Additional Characteristics


Annual / Perennial


Average Shipping Height (in.)

4 in

Bloom Season


Blossom Color Family


Botanical Name

Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Better Boy’

Common Name Family

Tomato Plant

Container Size

4.5 Inches

Container Type


Days to Harvest


Edible Type




Growth Habit


Hardiness Zone

10 (30 to 40 F)

Number of plants included (Pack-Size)




Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)

36 inches



Sun Tolerance

Full Sun

Water Requirements

Twice a week

Wildlife Attracted

No Wildlife Attracted

Wildlife Deterred

No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

Q:Can the tomatoes that come with a cage be left in the pot or do I need to put in the ground?
by|Jun 27, 2019
1 Answer
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A:  Cary, We recommend you transplant any indeterminate style tomato but any determinate or bush type will work great in the cage provided.

by|Jun 27, 2019
    Q:What is the price during the one day sale you made me research by sending me email?
    by|May 16, 2018
    2 Answers
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    A:  Yes, I bought mine there last week on Sunday and it was $3.00 for the 4.5” pots. Great deal and the plants were hearty, full of color, and blooming already.

    by|Jun 26, 2024
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  It would be nice if they put the 5 for $15 on a sign somewhere. Nice selection, I passed because everything was marked full retail. I have other options that are free.

    by|Apr 24, 2019
      1 found this answer helpful
      Q:Any warranty on Bonnie tomatoe plants purchased 5 for $15.00 keep inside garage and watered ...all plants are wilted
      by|Apr 20, 2018
      3 Answers
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      A:  Take it back to the store they will refund your money or give you 5 new plants

      by|May 5, 2023

        A:  Mjessup, please contact us via orders@bonnieplants.com

        by|May 5, 2023

          A:  I don't know about a warranty, however, I have had fantastic luck with these tomatoes. It sounds like they got cold. Try putting them in new potting soil and try to find a little warmer area, also some sunshine. Should do okay.

          by|May 5, 2023
            Q:How long can U keep tomato plant in a sunny window before planting
            by|Mar 26, 2018
            3 Answers
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            A:  Cityfarmer, This tomato will need to be transplanted into a larger container soon. You can still keep it in doors in a sunny spot. They require 6+ hours of sun a day. A Better Boy Tomato will not be a good choice to grow indoors due to they can reach 7ft. high.

            by|Apr 18, 2019
              2 found this answer helpful

              A:  A tomato plant can be grown indoors year around as long as the plant is kept in a southern window, the temperature is kept a 65 degrees.

              by|May 5, 2023
                1 found this answer helpful

                A:  As long as it stays healthy with the water and sunlight it gets in its pot in the window. But it will be happier in the ground as soon as the danger of a freeze is over! Better Boys are hardy, but they grow fastest in well tended gardens.

                by|May 5, 2023
                1 found this answer helpful
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                Customer Reviews

                4.3 out of 5

                • 4.3 out of 89 reviews
                • 89% recommend this product
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                Better Boy
                These plants are beasts! I live in east central Florida and plant a single plant in November and by February I’m over run with tomatoes. They will easily dominate a 4’x 8’’ bed. These grow so fast and large regular wire cages will collapse under the weight of them. I built a trellis structure out of furring strips for support. And they taste great! The plant on the left is a Better Boy - the other 2 are Originals.
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                  Better boy
                  I planted may 18th, its July 8th and I have a 5ft5 plant with over 30 tomatoes so far. I don't understand how this is growing so huge already
                    • Recommended
                    I'm very impressed with my Tomato Plant
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is my first time receiving plants through the mail. I wasn't sure how they would do it, but the plants were packaged perfectly. They arrived in a nice sturdy cardboard box inside they were packaged in these very sturdy cute containers. I didn't plant them immediately, instead, I put them in medium sized plastic pots and set them outside. With the hot summers in the southeast, sometimes I would come home and they would be wilted, but once I watered them, they would spruce back up. Eventually, I built a raised garden bed and placed my tomato plants in their new home. They are gorgeous and growing fast! I will definitely be a return customer! They are super healthy. I highly recommend these plants and will be purchasing more to fill my raised garden bed.
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                      Better boy tomatoes
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got these to try about 3wks ago and planted them. They are growing and very healthy looking. I am very impressed with the quality of the plant. Can't wait to have tomatoes. Great packaging and great looking plants. Highly recommend buying this product.
                        • Recommended
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have this for more than a month, it started small and now he is blooming and starting to have some flowers and soon turn into a tomato and I can’t wait for that to happen. Just enough sun and water and it is perfect. Highly recommended!
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                          Rounding Perfection
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Better Boy Tomato plant is growing perfect. I can't wait to harvest the red round smooth meaty tomatoes. Sliced to perfection they will be awesome on a freshly made bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.
                            • Recommended
                            Super taste!
                            I bought these last year and they were so delicious and productive that I bought more this year for my little raised bed garden. The fruits were perfect sized for slicing. We always use Tomato Tone to feed them and I think that really gives them an extra boost. I ordered online last year and again this year. The plants arrive very well packaged and healthy looking.
                              Not too successful - Arizona March/April /May
                              Planted according to instructions.. Decided to moderate "direct sun" mandate for Hot AZ. About 2 weeks into growth, plant were wilting.. Repotted them in potting soil so they could be moved to accommodate the morning sun only.. With adequate watering, some 50% of plants began to wilt leaving only 3 out of 10 actually flowering.. The biggest plant is now 2' tall but still no sign of fruit.. So it seems I did something wrong..!!
                                So delicious
                                This was our first time planting anything and it was so easy to do. We got a very plentiful harvest of juicy plump tomatoes. So many that we were constantly giving them away to neighbors, friends and coworkers. We started with 3 of those small containers from The Home Depot, put them in a small dirt area along a wall, 3 plants there was too much because they overwhelmed each other and even like that they grew over 6 feet tall. Our plants have constantly produces large very flavorful tomatoes. We didn’t fertilize or mulch them but will definitely only put 2 down next year and mulch to help retain the water better. This tomatoe variety is def a keeper in our tiny garden. Added a picture showing how overgrown they have gotten, currently waiting for these to ripen. Thank you Bonnie for the better boy.
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                                  My Go To Tomato For Braggin' Rights
                                  I've planted Better Boy Tomatoes from Bonnie for the past nineteen years and they've never let me down. Always big, tasty, and meaty. One slice covers the bun. No soggy bread like less meaty varieties. The full flavor can be experienced even on a fully loaded cheeseburger. All this combines to make this the greatest sandwich and burger tomato ever.
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