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Bonny Best Tomato (25 seeds) (TM181) $2.25

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Bonny Best Tomato

         
 
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The famous old canning tomato that was selected out of Chalk's Early Jewel by one George W. Middleton and introduced in 1908 by Walter P. Stokes seed house. It became one of the most respected canning varieties in America in the first half of the twentieth century. Medium-sized fruit are round, red, meaty and loaded with flavor. A good producer that makes a fine slicer too. Becoming hard to find due to modern, flavorless hybrids.
 
Bonny Best Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dale
Location:
royal center, IN, United States
Date:
September 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Bonnie Best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? tasty juicy

What are the cons? none

Review:

We tried these this year, they are awesome. Best tasting tomatoes we have ever raised. Good canners and tasty tasty fried green.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jennifer
Location:
Saint Louis, MO, United States
Date:
July 24, 2016
          2.0
 
Splitting Like Crazy
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? splitting, spider mites

Review:

OK, I'm a newbie at vegetable gardening. For many years, I've been able to grow blooming things with much success. I just water, fertilize, provide sun, and i have healthy blooming beautiful plants. NOT so with growing vegetables! This is my first year to grow vegetables. Maybe I've watered inconsistently or not enough, but 95% of all my Bonnie Best tomatoes are cracking. As soon as the first blush appears, they crack down the sides. We have been having weird weather this year, in that twice, we've had a long hot sunny spell, followed by cool very wet spells. However, my other 2 varieties of tomatoes, Riesentraube and Illini, are not cracking as much as my Bonnies. Probably only 10% of my Illini tomatoes have cracked, and about 20% of my Riesentraube. Not only that, I have a bad spider mite infestation, only on the Bonnies, not my other 2 types of tomatoes. I'm pulling them and trashing them tomorrow, whent his extreme heat abates, to prevent mites from spreading.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kat
Location:
Lexington, SC, United States
Date:
July 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Overflowing with Tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? produced so many tomatoes.

What are the cons? no dislikes. best plant

Review:

My husband and I bought three different varieties of tomatoe plants. Bonny's Best produced far more tomatoes than the other two varieties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Vintage Gardener
Location:
Grantsburg, WI, United States
Date:
January 5, 2016
          4.0
 
Love Growing Bonnie Best
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? The uniformity of the fruit.

What are the cons? Wish fruit grew larger.

Review:

Last year I grew a dozen Bonnie Best plants (along with about 40 other varieties of heirloom tomatoes). I started them in the house well before our last frost and planted them as I do every year, but in a new (larger) location. All my plants were looking wonderful until I noticed the leaves on some starting to curl and turn yellow/brown. I believe my plants were hit with fusarium wilt, which is a soil-borne fungus that can affect and kill tomato plants. All of my heirloom varieties bore some fruit but many of the varieties were killed completely. Bonnie Best did amazingly well! It showed no ill effects and produced beautiful, uniform, medium sized tomatoes right up until frost. I then picked the unripe Bonnie Best tomatoes covered with a towel and let them ripen in the house. Despite the massive disappointment over the loss of so many other varieties of heirlooms (not all were a loss, several others did well, also) I was able to can over 50 quarts of delicious tomatoes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
1sergeantrock
Location:
Wills Point, TX, United States
Date:
December 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Update from my 14 Nov 2012 rev
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? This is a great plant for my z

What are the cons? None

Review:

This last year was a very wet year in my zone 8a area. Started inside but got a late start in planting due to the wet conditions. All I can say is that once the plants started growing they lasted throughout the hot summer and were still producing up until are first frost on 7 Nov. Still eating them as of Christmas as the greens ones finished ripening. I have been saving seeds from the seeds I got in 2012. Same for this year as I had a lot of tomatoes that got almost to 1 lb in weight. Saved those seeds and can hardly wait for spring to arrive. I love these tomato's and have even shared some of my saved seeds with neighbors. This is the best tomato I have ever grown and am grateful that I found them here. I highly recommend these tomato's to all that like to can and eat fresh from the garden. Thank you Baker's Creek for keeping this great American heirloom available.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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