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Tomato 'Gardener's Delight'Solanum lycopersicum L.

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If you are of the opinion that tomatoes have lost their flavour then you will certainly enjoy the true tangy flavour of Tomato 'Gardener's Delight'. This cordon variety has long been a favourite for its trusses of particularly flavoursome, bite-sized cherry tomatoes that are ideal for adding to salads and sandwiches. This RHS AGM variety is reliable and prolific whether grown outdoors or in the greenhouse. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.

Useful links:

How to grow tomatoes How to stop blight
Tomato selector guide Companion Planting

Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse


Full sun

200cm (78.7in)

50cm (19.7in)

1 Packet (50 Tomato Seeds) (TT00277)

Sowing Months Flowering Months Harvest Months

Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.

Tie the main stems to their supports and remove any sideshoots that develop between the main stem and the leaf stems. Once the plant has produced 6 or 7 trusses, pinch out the top of the main stem. This process of "sideshooting" and "stopping" will increase the availability of light and air movement around the developing fruit, and focus the plants energy on producing a good crop of high quality tomatoes. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to October.

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to April.

For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).

When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.

When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.


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Seems to be wrong variety again. 2016-08-23

I grew these last year and had to contact TM as they were large and stripey in appearance. They very kindly sent me a free packet. After growing them again this year the same seems to be happening. Once again they are large and have stripes in them. Think I will change variety next year.

T&M replied on 2016-08-23: Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

Another batch of stripey tomatoes 2016-08-23

I grew these last year and had to contact TM due to the appearance of them being large and had stripes on. They very kindly sent me a free packet but once again the same thing has happened. They are not the small cherry tomatoes I have grown in the past. Once again they are large with stripes on. There is nothing wrong with the taste but just not what I was looking forward to.

T&M replied on 2016-08-23: Thanks for your repeat review. I hope you will contact our Customer Care Department at again, as I'm sure we'll be able to help you further.

big crop but ..... 2015-08-25

my Gardeners Delight look very different this year - they are stripey and much bigger than usual. They still taste fine and have cropped heavily - may be a seed packaging slip up.

T&M replied on 2015-08-26: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of the error. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

Fantastic 2013-08-28

High germination rate (around 80-90%), very tolerant of abuse. We grew them inside, behind a window, in 8" pots. With weekly feeds, they have done amazingly well, growing to well over 2m before I topped them and cropping heavily right up to the top.

Excellent germination! 2013-07-31

Almost all seeds germinated and lots of friends and family have benefited! All have grown enormous and have lots of tomatoes on them. I have some plants outdoors and they are doing wonderful in this lovely sunny weather! Will be buying these again for sure.

THE tomato. 2010-11-21

Having tried many other varieties over the years I keep returning to these old favourites. There really is no need for any other tomato if flavour is what you require. Next year I will ONLY grow GD - everything else has disappointed.