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Tempting Tomatoes® Garden Treasure Solanum lycopersicum

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    Flower Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    Mature Size
    4' 20"
    Height: 2'10" - 4'
    Spread: 12" - 20"
    New Plant
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      Features

      ELECT me, I WON'T let you down.

      Garden to Table Goodness. This indeterminate, slicer type tomato has been hailed as a breakthrough.  It was developed to have true heirloom taste, with modern disease resistance and high yield of large fruit. It performs well in heat and humidity. It has a smooth, balanced flavor and is delicious in salads and sauces.  This tomato will produce fruit for an extended period of time. Fruit ripens in about 70-75 days from transplant. If you grow them from seed, the first mature fruit will take 91 to 103 days. This new version include Late Blight Resistance.

      Edible
      Long Blooming
      Heat Tolerant

      Characteristics

      Plant Type: 
      Annual
      Height Category: 
      Tall
      Garden Height: 
      34 - 48 Inches
      Spacing: 
      24 - 30 Inches
      Spread: 
      12 - 20 Inches
      Flower Colors: 
      Yellow
      Flower Shade: 
      Yellow
      Foliage Colors: 
      Green
      Foliage Shade: 
      Green
      Habit: 
      Upright
      Container Role: 
      Thriller

      Plant Needs

      Maintenance Category: 
      Moderate
      Bloom Time: 
      Planting To Frost
      Hardiness Zones: 
      10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
      Soil Fertility Requirement: 
      Average Soil
      Soil Fertility Requirement: 
      Fertile Soil
      Uses: 
      Container
      Uses: 
      Landscape
      Uses: 
      Specimen or Focal Point
      Uses Notes: 

      This is a garden tomato that will prolifically produce mid-sized tomatoes with truly fantastic taste.  They grow quite large in the landscape, but when grown in a container they are more contained in size.  They do need to be staked or caged to grow them successfully.  This tomato will produce fruit for an extended period of time. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 14" diameter (5 gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size size would be a 16" to 20" (7-10 gallon) container. Be sure to provide support by using a tomato cage or other structure in the container.

      Maintenance Notes: 

      Seeds can be started indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Seeds should be planted about 1/8" into the soil then transplant the seedlings outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. You can also direct sow into your garden or pots outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. However, starting seeds indoors will give you a substantial head-start for harvesting your first tomatoes.

      When germinating the seeds, be sure to keep the soil temperature at 75-90° until the seeds sprout. The temperatures can be decreased a bit once the plants are up and growing. The number of days to germination is 5-10.

      Once the seedlings are a few inches tall and growing well, you may want to thin out the number of seedlings. One plant in a cell or pot would be ideal.  If you are direct seeding into the ground, thin seedlings until they are 24 to 30 inches apart. Rows should be about 3 feet apart.

      'Garden Treasure' fruit ripens in about 70-75 days from transplant. If you grow them from seed, the first mature fruit will take 91 to 103 days.

      Indeterminate tomatoes will grow quite large.  You will need to use a tomato cage or staking of some sort to support the plants.  They will need to be kept from getting excessively dry. Consistent watering and regular fertilization will be key to keeping your plant in full production mode. They can be grown in containers, a minimum of 12 inches in diameter is suggested, but larger is better.  If grown in containers they will still need to be given support of a tomato cage or stake of some sort.  These plants are quite disease resistant and with proper care should provide fruit throughout the season.

      The basics:

      • Days to Germinate – 5-10 days
      • Germination Rate - 94-99%
      • Transplant to Harvest – 70-75 days
      • Planting Depth – 1/8”
      • Plant Spacing After Thinning – 24-30”
      • Row Spacing – 36”
      • Exposure – Full sun (6+ hours)
      Tempting Tomatoes® Garden Treasure Solanum lycopersicum USPVP 201400065
    • 8 Reviews

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      Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
      • The best slicing tomato I've ever grown. Early, prolific producer.

        Heidi Napier
        , Oregon
        , United States
        , 13 weeks ago
      • We have grown this for 3 years running and it is definitely one of our favorites. This is a nice size slicer , VERY dense and meaty. It produces a fair number of tomatoes and is proving to be quite disease resistant. Next year we will definitely grow these again, the only change will be I’ll order more of them! You won’t be disappointed.

        Melissa Gallinaro
        , Massachusetts
        , United States
        , 19 weeks ago
      • From the time this was being trialed at the University of Florida until now buying it from proven winner, garden treasure has been my best tasting and best producer. I live in humid Atlanta and it is extremely resistant to diseases and therefore produces great fruit. I would say these are almost beefsteak size at least in my garden. I've slowly but surely eliminated most of the other varieties I grow because this one is always spot on for QUALITY and taste

        Mike Ryder
        , Georgia
        , United States
        , 20 weeks ago
      • I grew these last year in a container on my deck. I was very skeptical because I have not been successful growing tomatoes here either in the ground or in containers for the last ten years. Every year I tell myself I am not doing it again. I followed all the instructions from container size to new potting soil, etc. I was amazed at the results. They bore delicious fruit almost until frost. They were not huge slicing tomatoes but large enough to slice & use a couple on a sandwich or just to slice & have with a meal or cut up with some cucumbers, onion, red wine vinegar & a little olive oil. I am greatly looking forward to enjoying them this year.

        Sarah Criddle
        , North Carolina
        , United States
        , 40 weeks ago
      • Great taste, very good disease resistance, good size with strong stems, extremely productive all season long. These have been my favorite tomatoes for the last 3 years.

        Christine
        , Massachusetts
        , United States
        , 1 year ago
      • Best producing tomatoes that I’ve ever had. They are resistant to a lot of diseases.

        Debbie Rody
        , Virginia
        , United States
        , 1 year ago
      • I've grown these for three years now. Never fail. Tons of tomatoes. Huge. Even through neglect

        Katie Petersen
        , Iowa
        , United States
        , 1 year ago
      • Most of the seeds didn’t germinate. The ones that did were small and withered away to nothing. I watered, fed, and gave them lots of sunlight. The same thing happened with the Garden Gems. The Goodhearted tomato seeds are doing well. Not sure why the other 2 are duds.

        None of your business
        , Manitoba
        , Canada
        , 1 year ago
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