Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Lemon Boy') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Yellow
Flesh Color: Yellow
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Weight: 6-7 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Verticillium Wilt
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: Mild Sweet yet tangy? A very popular yellow variety.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.


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Posted by TimHoover (Elysian FIelds, Texas - Zone 8a) on Mar 15, 2014 4:53 PM

Lemon Boy is an outstanding tomato for a person wanting a true yellow, rather than orangish tomato. A hybrid, It will outproduce the available yellow heirlooms hands down. This is a variety that is ALWAYS in my garden. Strong foliage that is somewhat disease resistant, will even continue to produce after it has been defoliated! Lemon Boy makes an excellent fall tomato for those of us who can have that second crop.
In 2000, I grew these for sale at the garden center. I really had to nearly force these on customers. I even resorted to giving a plant free to many customers. The following year I could not keep up with the demand for this variety! That is a good example of why a person should consider this one. This is in East Texas, not the easiest of climates for tomatoes!
Flavor is very good, typical of yellows, not too sharp. Fruit is remarkably beautiful.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 12, 2014 6:14 PM

Nice yellow salad tomato. Flavor is very mild and the tomatoes are almost perfectly round with no blemishes or cracking.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 3, 2015 8:15 PM

This is my first year growing Lemon Boy, which I bought as seedling plants this spring. The plants have grown well and have shown no disease. They have been loaded with green tomatoes. As soon as those started to get ripe, there was a succession of nice yellow tomatoes to pick.

Lemon Boy must be named for the color because when you slice it open, it is always a nice bright lemon yellow. Never orange. So it is truly a yellow tomato.

Taste is good but mild.

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