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Tomato 'Lemon Boy'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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Lemon Boy is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Lemon Boy'. 'Lemon Boy' is considered a hybrid cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow.

American hybrid, produces yellow 7oz fruit of mildly sweet flavour. High yielding variety, regular-leafed plant. 70 days from transplant.

Lemon Boy grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Lemon Boy is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Lemon Boy originates from.

Lemon Boy Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lemon Boy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lemon Boy

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Lemon Boy is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Lemon Boy needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Lemon Boy from seed

Seed is sterile or will not come true to plant.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Lemon Boy about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Lemon Boy

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Lemon Boy is a tender plant.

Harvesting Lemon Boy

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Lemon Boy folklore & trivia

Hybrid of American origin.

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