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55 days. This very early tomato produces attractive orangey-red, 2 inch tomatoes. Surprisingly sweet for an ultra-early type. Determinate habit plant that is about 2 ½ feet tall, 3 ½ feet across, and quite open.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
pat h.
outperformed Stupice in master gardener rials

2023 master gardener trials in Juneau AK under thermo-grow plastic, Glacier produced ripe fruit 8/7, several weeks earlier than Stupice and produced more fruit per plant by season's end

reliable, early and the best tasting tomato ever

This humble tomato became my main go to. Here in the Pacific Northwest at the coast it can be a bit rough for tomatoes. Glacier is reliable and often very early, with tomatoes ripening sometimes in July or earlier(!). The astonishing thing is this tomato's flavor, to me this is the best ever. Fruity, sweet, a bit acidic, very complex deeper aromas, and a wonderful texture. I like them a bit before they are totally ripe, like when they still have a bit a greenish bottom and are not soft. They are so delightful. Territorial's strain is the by far the best, yield and flavor wise. I tried Glaciers from other companies, they can't reach those here.

Early, reliable and tasty

These are great for the Seattle area. They handle the unpredictable late spring weather like a champ and are the first tomatoes to ripen. They are about golf ball size but some are larger and have a nice sweet flavor. Not as sweet as a cherry or as complex as a black tomato but still sweet and well balanced. They produce for me until frost and the plant is on the smaller size and likes to grow more horizontal than upright and have an open habit. That's fine for me as I grow all my veggies in big pots so I let these trail a bit. The seed I've saved has come true unlike some other op varieties.

Tom M.
Best Northern Tomato Yet

In the Klondike our season is very short, from June to late August. I have tried all the early tomatoes; Sub Artic Maxi, Early Girl, and Manitoba to name a few. Glacier consistently outproduces all others by an enormous amount. They need very little maintenance except support for the high yield. A very sweet and tasty medium size tomato.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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