Large, flavorful, high yieldingIf the classic Park’s Whopper could be improved, this tomato does it with greater disease resistance, higher yield, and a longer growing season. Big, juicy, meaty sandwich-sized tomatoes appear early on indeterminate vines that continue until frost. Plants in our Alabama test garden, where conditions are ideal and the harvest lasts two months, bear 60 to 80 pounds of tomatoes. These vines are vigorous, so be sure to stake or cage well.
Resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (F), nematodes (N), and tobacco mosaic virus (T).65 Days
(VFFN) Earlier and tastier than the original Whopper, with big red, 4″ fruits that feature improved disease and crack-resistance, as well as a more uniform fruit size. You’ll start harvesting in just 65 days, and keep picking right until frost! A popular choice for fresh market and home garden. Vigorous, stocky plants.
Dandelions are another good plant to have in your tomato patch believe it or not. Tomatoes are susceptible to fusarium wilt, which is a soil borne fungal disease and dandelions can help keep this in check.Plant tomatoes along side of radishes, spinach, lettuce and turnips to help shade them from the hot sun. Though there is some debate, cabbage and cauliflower may benefit from having tomatoes close because they discourage flea beetles from nibbling. Some sources will contend that planting cabbage with tomatoes will hinder the growth of the tomatoes. Most gardening requires some trial and error to figure out what works best for your environment. Tomatoes are also helpful in repelling asparagus beetles.Good plants to pair with tomatoes are basil, carrots, chamomile and marigolds but keep them separate from fennel and potatoes.