Growing Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium
- Tomato Type: Indeterminate
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11
- Days to Maturity: 75-80
- Days to Germination: 5-14
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 24-36"
- Row Spacing: 36-48"
- Plant Height: 72-96" (vining)
- Growth Habit: Tall vining upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, composted, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Lemon Boy Tomato Color: Bright yellow, with yellow meat
- Lemon Boy Tomato Flavor: Sweet but tangy, with low acidity
- Pests and Diseases: Resistant to verticillium and fusarium wilt, as well as nematodes, and blight. Watch for aphids, flea beetles, and tomato hornworms.
How to Grow Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomatoes from Seed
In cooler regions, Begin sowing tomato plants in a seed-starting tray indoors, in a warm location or under grow lights. Sow seeds in a soilless seed starting mix that helps start the young plants’ growth.
First, plant seeds 1/4" deep in a container with 2-3 seeds in each cell. Keep the top layer of soil moist, rather than soaking through to the bottom.
Germination will take 7-21 days. Once your seedlings have sprouted, you can remove the plastic top off the tray to let them continue to grow in a sunny area. If placed in the windowsill, be sure to rotate them throughout the day. Once the tomato plants have developed one set of true leaves, harden off established Lemon Boy Hybrids for 1 week, to then transplant outdoors or to larger pots 20-24” deep.
As soon as the soil remains above 50℉ during night temperatures, sow Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato seeds in spring or late summer. These plants thrive at a temperature range of 65-85℉ and prefer rich, slightly acidic soil that is well-draining with a pH level of 6.0-6.8.
Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomatoes in the Vegetable Garden
As tomatoes are heavy feeders, use a rich and balanced fertilizer at the time of sowing and a few times throughout development to help them grow successfully.
Lay down 3” of compost as a bed for the Lemon Boy Hybrids. Use a trellis pole or cage to support tomato plants’ upright growth, which can reach 3’ tall with long fuzzy vines.
As this attractive yellow tomato grows as an indeterminate seed variety, Lemon Boy Hybrid plants will continue producing an abundant summer or early fall crop.
Harvesting Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomatoes
Depending on which seed variety you’ve chosen, the period of maturity will differ. Generally, tomatoes are categorized into three seasons as: early, mid and late-season crops. As Lemon Boy Hybrid tomatoes are midseason, harvest these resilient plants 75-80 days from the sowing date. In general, as tomatoes continue to ripen once they’re picked from the vine, it’s advised to begin harvesting them as soon as they start to turn in color.
However, with Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomatoes, you’ll want to allow them a few more days for their color to change from bright-yellow to a soft golden in order to enhance their flavor and fully ripen. With Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato seeds, you’ll have a succession of harvesting. In warmer regions, this tomato hybrid variety can produce fruit into early fall.
Harvest tomato plants by gently pulling the fruit from their calyx hat with one hand, while holding the stem with the other. Lemon Boy Hybrids take the lead as one of the newest additions to your tomato garden! Try making a fresh yellow and green salsa that keeps on giving you a bright summer flavor!
About Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato Seeds
Solanum lycoperscium. (75-80 days). Indeterminate.
Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato seeds grow as warm season annuals and act as tender perennials in warmer regions.
Out of the many medium-sized yellow and golden tomatoes, Lemon Boy Hybrid seeds are one of the newest leading tomato varieties among gardeners and farmers due to their high productivity.
These midseason plants are indeterminate, meaning Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato seeds grow an abundant succession of harvesting seasons and are likely to continue producing fruit for a longer period.
Their buttercup-yellow fruits are not only attractive and mildly sweet, Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomatoes are in high demand for many gardeners, as this variety is also disease-resistant.
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