If you ever grew a Better Bush tomato plant, I think you would grow it every year. When it is not strucken with a fungus or a desease, it is the prettiest tomato plant on earth. Just my opinion and we are all entitled to one.
I wanted to grow a no hassle tomato plant in the garden this year and I have chosen Better Bush Hybrid (hybrids do not offend me). I have grown it before in containers and one plant in the ground a few years ago. I was impressed and absolutely loved its appearance. It always had a dark green foilage, thick hefty stalks , great fruit coverage, medium size tomatoes , most were smooth dark red and perfectly round and a few minor cracks on the shoulders depending on the weather. Had a nice real acid tomato flavor. The plants grew about 4 feet tall. One grew 5 ft tall but that is because it was in a pot in a partially shaded area which caused it to stretch a little. An excellent container tomato.
I will only have to use one stake for each plant..
I wanted to know more about this tomato and I have been searching for information for a couple of days wondering just how much would this better bush produce. I found some info at Bonnie plant info. They say it produces 8 oz tomatoes===I would say 6 to 8 oz. The first on the plant is the biggest and of course as the plant gets bigger, the fruits get smaller. The other information they had is it produced 90 to 120 tomatoes per plant in their own test garden and this was tested in my home state of Alabama. I like this information. It is better than I thought it would be. The Better Bush actually considered Semi-Determinant. It will bear fruit a lot longer than a regular bush type but does not grow long vines like indeterminates. This year I grew a Better Bush in a 10 gallon pot and it had fruit all the way until frost killed the plant. It did slow down during our heat wave summer but gradually picked up production when it started cooling off.
Try it= you might like it.
I only took one picture of the plant this past year and that is when I planted it in the 10 gallon pot. I never thought to take pictures after that and sure wished I did.