Burpee’s Big Boy - #268T or #268U
(HY) Indeterminate. 78 days. One of the greatest tomatoes of all times and still a best seller! Healthy vines produce large, red, smooth, firm, thick-walled, 10-16 oz fruit all summer long. Its wonderful aroma and richly flavored meaty flesh cannot be beat. Widely adaptable. Heat tolerant. Crack resistant. Requires staking or cages. About 184,000 seeds/lb; 11,500 seeds/oz.
Companions: Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper.
Allies: Basil repels flies and mosquitos, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and flavor. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests.
Enemies: Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.