Tomato Plants – Red Hybrids


Hybrid tomatoes listed according to day-length.   Indeterminate (except Bush Steak).   4″ Rootmaker pots.    Plants ready May 6.   Protect from frost.

49 days – 4th of July: Our earliest tomato, you could have luscious vine-ripened fruit as early as the Fourth of July! The indeterminate plants produce a plentiful harvest of red 4 oz. tomatoes all season long. Burpee.

52 days – Summer Girl:  Earlier than Early Girl with larger fruit and improved yields. When it comes to tomatoes, we say the earlier the better! Multi-talented variety has it all: earliness (five days earlier than standard varieties, two weeks earlier than tomatoes of equal size), flavor, size and yield. Round 5-6 oz. fruit are a full 1.5 oz. bigger than Early Girl, with a yield 20% larger. Plants feature exceptional disease tolerance (verticillium and fusarium).  Burpee.

56 days – Early First Prize:  Taste the great flavor you have come to appreciate in First Prize, but expect a much earlier harvest. The “first early” fruit reach 4 to 7 ounces, and the indeterminate vines are productive over a long season. A good disease resistance package and plentiful harvests make this your choice for early maturity. Stake plants for best results.  Tomato Growers.

65 days.  Bush Steak: NEW.  Now you can grow beefsteak tomatoes in a container. As featured in “The Best of Fine Gardening” magazine, Summer 2005 . Meet the best of the staked tomatoes-a standout for exceptional taste, size and quantity. This surprisingly compact (20-24″) plant is just loaded with large, flavorful tomatoes. Well-suited for patios, small gardens and containers, the dwarf plants offer big meaty fruit (8-12 oz.) and early maturity.  Burpee.

70 days – Steak Sandwich: 10 oz. The tastiest and most succulent sandwich slicer tomato ever.  These large, luscious beauties offer old-fashioned tomato taste for sandwiches and salads. They remain firm when ripe, so you can slip a slice into your favorite summer sandwich, BLT or burger, and savor the rich, succulent, sweet taste. The vigorous compact plants load up with dozens of fruit at a time, a bounty continuing from midsummer to early fall.  Burpee.

75 days – Steak House:  NEW.  Big news in the tomato patch! Meet the biggest tomato ever bred. And it’s not just bigger but better. Tipping the scales at up to three lbs. plus, this broad-shouldered tomato titan is loaded with true heirloom tomato flavor and head-spinning fragrance. Indeterminate plants produce gorgeous, humongous fruits.  Burpee.

78 days – Brandy Boy:  One of the all-time classic tomatoes is now even better. Brandy Boy captures all the rich flavor of the beloved Brandywine heirloom tomato – long the flavor favorite among heirloom tomatoes – with a more shapely form, tidier growth habit, improved disease-resistance and bigger, earlier yields. Our new hybrid produces loads of large pink fruits up to 5 1/2″ across. The fruits ripen evenly and share Brandywines soft heirloom texture, thin skin, and exceptional tangy-sweet taste. Tomato-lovers, Brandy Boy is for you! Indeterminate. Burpee.

78 days – Burpee’s Big Boy:   One of the greatest tomatoes of all time and always a best seller. When we bred and introduced Big Boy hybrid tomato in 1949, its incredible productivity and gorgeous, perfect, large red fruit made it an instant hit. What’s kept Big Boy tomato a best-selling tomato all these years is the wonderful aroma and rich flavor. The fruits weigh in at 10 oz. with many reaching 1 lb. or more. Healthy, indeterminate vines produce all summer long. The bountiful harvest begins about 78 days after setting plants in the garden.  Burpee.

80-85 days – Bodacious: Bodacious is our gorgeous, juicy and prolific new superstar. Lovingly bred by Burpee, these large, round, vibrant, pure-red 10-12 oz. fruits entice with heirloom aromatics and tangy tomato sweetness. Add scrumptious pizzazz to sandwiches, burgers and salads. Toward the end of July, the bonanza begins: compact 5-6′ vines yield 8-10 spectacular fruits a week and a bold, audacious 40-50 per season, per plant; growing in large clusters – easy to pick and no cracking. Excellent “laugh-0ff-blight” resistance.  Indeterminate. Burpee.


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Hybrid Varieties

4th Of July, Bodacious, Brandy Boy, Burpee Big Boy, Bush Steak, Chef's Choice Black, Chef's Choice Orange, Darkstar, Early First Prize, Steak House, Steak Sandwich, Summer Girl, Vivacious