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'Garden Treasure' Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 34 - 48 Inches
Proven Winners® Annuals
'Garden Treasure' Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum
Sun 34 - 48

Features

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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

Duration: 
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.

'Garden Treasure' Lycopersicon esculentum USPVP 201400065
  • 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

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