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We’re not talking about an album by Cavetown; we’re talking about tomatoes! This hybrid, Lemon Boy, is undoubtedly the favorite tomato grown at the Veggie-Bed. Lemon Boy has an unique yellow skin and a delightful flavor; countless slices made their way to boundless salads and meals.
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 was referred to as the “tomato of the month” by some growers.
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, we watered them every 3 to 4 days and stopped the fertilizer applications once the fruit was plentifully growing. This tomato is most definitely on the “must grow” list at the Veggie-Bed.
Writer: Tom Myrick