Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
Menu

Tempting Tomatoes® 'Garden Treasure' Lycopersicon esculentum

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 20"
Height
34 - 48"
Spread
12 - 20"
  • Details

    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.

    Award Winner
    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

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    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' Lycopersicon esculentum USPVP 201400065
  • 12 Reviews

    5
    4
    4
    4
    3
    2
    1
    1
    3
    • I purchased a pack of this variety along with another pack in the series, I started my seeds 7 weeks ago, using heat mats, humidity dome & grow lights. 1 got 1 seed out of the entire pack to germinate. This is very disappointing. I emailed PW and have gotten no response, I'm not impressed.

      B. Hazen
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • I purchased a pack of this variety along with another pack in the series, I started my seeds 7 weeks ago, using heat mats, humidity dome & grow lights. 1 got 1 seed out of the entire pack to germinate. This is very disappointing. I emailed PW and have gotten no response, I'm not impressed.

      B. Hazen
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • I planted 8 seeds from the pack and after 8 days not one has Germinated. I am getting worried that these very expensive seeds are not going to grow.

      peter brown
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
    • What an amazing performer. I will definitely replant this one

      Carole
      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 32 weeks ago
    • Plant year: 2020. At first this tomato was amazing. Doubling in size quickly until it was about 5' tall. Fruit began setting with a huge amount of blooms. Then the blossoms started dying and dropping. Leaves curled and died in the top 1/3 of plant. I probably got 30 small/medium tomatoes. Not the crop I anticipated. Disappointing performance. Will be returning to the tried and true varieties.

      Cindy Noel
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 36 weeks ago
    • This plant has gone above and beyond what I ever thought it would. The tomatoes are a great slicer size and the plants are sturdy. It has produced so many tomatoes and I have had no issues as far as diseases so far. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

      Sarah Shuman
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 38 weeks ago
    • Container grown along with Garden Gem. Had no idea what to expect but I like the results. Have a small irrigation timer on all the plants. Used mild organic tomato fertilizer every two weeks. In Georgia we have stretches of no rain and extreme heat. Not a good combination for tomatoes. Had initial success - they grew like weeds - while the temperatures were moderate Spring to Summer and a small but tasty yield from both varieties. The plants were struggling - dropping older leaves due to the heat - but putting out new growth just as quickly. Surprisingly they survived through the summer and after the heat broke they have both produced heavy yields. I've been eating tomatoes through mid September and October and now it's almost November. I will not cover them (since I had expected them to be done well before now) and it's a 'race' between what will ripen before the frost gets them. We're about to have 3 days with temps at night in the mid 30's. Yes. I'd grow them both again. Plan to pick the semi red ones tonight before this cold snap begins. They ripen very well inside with a sweet mild flavor. Hope this helps.

      Earl Obront
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • omg love this tomato. i was late this year in starting seeds (march) so i grabbed these. it was too cold to plant outside so i temporarily put 2 plants in raised bed in greenhouse. i had 1 in a pot. anyway I never saw such nice huge tomatoes and it's late September and they are still growing like crazy in my greenhouse, they grew so nice i left them there. was just online figuring how trim them. i always only grew plum tomatoes ...not anymore. jackie

      Jackie Cicardo
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I had so many large sized tasty tomatoes!

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I bought 3 of these plants in Kansas this year and the rest in my garden of 25 plants were celebrity and Jet star. I take growing my tomatoes plants very seriously and spend an enormous amount of time getting everything perfect. However, this year I got destroyed by some type of blight. It’s late July and most of my celebrity and jet stars are dead. I tried chemicals a month ago to no avail. However, the garden treasures have only shown a very mild effect on the lower leaves. They are growing strong and producing whereas almost all of my plants are dead. I really hope I can find these next year or at least get some seeds.

      Mike Ruffalo
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
  • 14 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Perfect Score All Season Oregon State University
    2018 Top Performer Penn State
    2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2018 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer Cornell University
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Oregon State University
    2018 Top Showy Ornamental Foliage and Edible Crops Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Top Performer Michigan State University
  • 4 More colors

  • 1 Recipe

Back to Top

Find plants you love and create idea boards for all your projects.

To create an idea board, sign in or create an account.