Tomato, Pole Cherry, “Gardener’s Delight” Seeds
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.
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
Days to Maturity: 65 days from transplanting
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: ⅛"
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.