Ultimate Opener, hybrid
(57days) 5 to 7 ounce, scarlet-red, globe shaped fruit on vigorous vines. Disease resistant, indeterminate vines should start producing crack free, sweet and juicy fruit early in the season and continue until frost. Ultimate Opener was developed by the veteran plant breeder Dr. Paul Thomas who also gave us Better Boy and Early Girl. Although seed catalogues advertise that Ultimate Opener will beat Early Girl to the table, my experience so far is that the first Early Girls ripen a week ahead of Ultimate Openers. However, the ads go on to say that Ultimate Openers will be 1/3rd larger and that I've found to be true. In Fact I find it very difficult to see a difference between Ultimate Opener and Big Beef in earliness and size.