Tempting Tomatoes® Garden Gem® | Proven Winners

Garden to Table Goodness. This semi-determinate, snack-size tomato has been hailed as a breakthrough.  It was developed to have true heirloom taste, with modern disease resistance and high fruit yield. It has firm, juicy fruit with a smooth, balanced flavor. These plants will produce tomatoes for an extended period of time and thrives in heat and humidity. Fruit ripens in about 60-65 days from transplant. If you grow them from seed, the first mature fruit will take 81 to 93 days.

  • Award Winner
  • Edible
  • Heat Tolerant

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Height Category: Tall
  • Garden Height: 30 - 42 Inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
  • Spread: 12 - 20 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Yellow
  • Flower Shade: Yellow - not grown for flowers
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Deep Green
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Moderate 
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Water Category: Consistent
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
  • Uses: Container, Landscape
  • Uses Notes: This is a container tomato that will prolifically produce cherry-sized tomatoes with great taste.  The compact size works well in patio planters, window boxes and would be a fun hanging basket plant where it will cascade and allow for easy harvest. It should not need to be staked or caged to grow it successfully. This tomato will produce fruit for an extended period of time. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 12" diameter (3-gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size would be a 14" to 18" (5-7 gallon) container. 
Maintenance Notes: 

Determinate tomatoes do not grow as large as indeterminate tomatoes.  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 the 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.

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