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Tempting Tomatoes 'Garden Treasure' Lycopersicon esculentum

(4 REVIEWS)
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.

    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 matures in about 72 days.

    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: 

    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.

    Tempting Tomatoes 'Garden Treasure' Lycopersicon esculentum USPVP 201400065
  • 4 Reviews

    • I had so many large sized tasty tomatoes!

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      1 day ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      3 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant is taking off in a 15" container! (wish I had put it in a 20" and bigger cage) After transplant shock (~2 days) it's more than doubled in height and at least tripled in leaves in one week. It will probably.double in height again in a week of current growth continues. I should probably prune some of the suckers and shoots, but it's amazing how much this plant grows every day since it's roots got a hold on to the potting soil and fertilizer and local climate. (Colorado. 6-9 hrs direct sun as a few more hours of partial shade) This is by far the strongest of the 4 tomato varieties I planted in containers this year and I'm looking forward to some fruit in a few weeks (already had a few flowers about a week after the ~6" start Used miracle gro organic potting mix with happy frog tomato/vegetable 5-7-3 fertilizer at recommended premix levels, and a dash of booster at ~ 10 days

      Joe e
      Colorado
      United States
      8 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • My family and I (located in PA and central NY) both grew Garden Treasure last year prior to its commercial release, and it's easily one of the best slicing tomatoes! It's the larger version of Garden Gem, also seen here on Proven Winners. This article on Garden Gem is from a few years ago: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2015/07/garden_gem_tomato_why_harry_klee_s_perfect_cultivar_isn_t_sold_in_supermarkets.html Also see Harry Klee's tomato breeding lab at University of Florida for more information about Garden Treasure and their other new varieties: http://hos.ufl.edu/kleeweb/index.html

      Matt S
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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