Originally formed in the late 80s, by founding members Penny, Susan, Paul & Ditch, the band was spawned from a mutual love of a good tune, a good drink and a good laugh. or more. The fruits weigh in 10 oz. Sow thinly in pots or trays of seed compost, cover with a fine layer of compost. New ownership (1970-current) In 1970, David Burpee sold the company to General Foods for $10 million. Better Boy tomato plants grow to a height of 5 to 8 feet (1.5 to 2.4 meters) tall and 18 inches (46 centimeters) wide, and produce fruit that weighs 12 to 16 ounces (340 to 455 grams). In 1949, Burpee introduced its 'Big Boy' tomato hybrid which quickly became its best sellers. depends on the care that you give your tomato plants. They are resistant to splitting and disease. In 1974, Burpee moved from its north Philadelphia location to its current headquarters at 300 Park Avenue in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Sweet million F1 is an indeterminate (cordon) variety of tomato. Of course, the quality of your fruit (if you get any at all!) Sow indoors from January to March for greenhouse crops, March to April for outdoor crops. To be honest this has no relevance whatsoever to 90s indie punk/poppers Big Boy Tomato, but I didn’t really know where to begin…. with many reaching 1 lb. Big Boy (a very common determinate garden cultivar in the United States) Black Krim (a purple-and-red variety from the Crimea) Brandywine (a pink, indeterminate beefsteak type with a considerable number of substrains) Burpee VF (an early attempt at disease resistance in a commercial tomato) Early Girl (an early-maturing indeterminate) 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. In addition to its marvelous taste, texture, aroma, and large size, its introduction brought the tomato grower a far greater reward for far less work. The Big Boy (still extremely popular today despite the introduction of many other excellent strains) is actually ancestral to all of today's best varieties. Sweet million trusses can hold as many as 100 sweet, cherry-sized fruits. Firm gently and keep moist. What's kept Big Boy tomato a best-selling tomato all these years is the wonderful aroma and rich flavor.