“Lemon Boy” Rocks

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Photo By: Tom Myrick -2018-

Writer: Tom Myrick

We’re not talking about an album by Cavetown we’re talking about tomatoes! This somewhat new hybrid, Lemon Boy, is without a doubt the favorite tomato grown this season at the Veggie-Bed. Producing a unique yellow skin and a delightful flavor countless slices made their way to boundless salads and meals.

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According to seed industry tradition, John Peto, founder of Petoseed, bred Lemon Boy and released it in 1984. Lemon Boy is popular amongst growers because of its distinctive lemon shade color and low acidity. It is referred to as the “tomato of the month” by some growers.

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Bearing tomatoes that averaged 6 to 7 ounces and 3 1/2 inches across, the Lemon Boy out-yielded all the other tomato plants here at the Veggie-Bed. This average growing, very disease-resistant tomato plant produced fruit throughout the entire season. To avoid splitting or dwarf tomatoes, they were watered every 3 to 4 days, and fertilizer applications were stopped once the fruit was plentifully growing. This tomato is most definitely on the “must plant” list for next season.

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom