Pop a few of these sweet delights in your mouth while gardening! Reviews have proclaimed this 1950s German heirloom the best cherry tomato; extra sweet and packed with flavor. Produces many clusters of 6–12 tomatoes all summer until frost. Vigorous vines easily reach 6' long.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 65 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
Variety Information: Bright red, ¾”–1½”, bite-sized tomatoes in clusters of 6–12.
Type: Indeterminate, Cherry
When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1/8″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24″–36″
Row Spacing: 36″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 24″–36″
Harvesting: 'Gardener's Delight' are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when bright red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed. Because 'Gardener's Delight' tends to crack, we recommend picking them at the “first blush” stage, when 50% of the tomatoes' color has begun to change, and ripened at room temperature without decreasing flavor or nutrition.
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside. 30 seeds.