Glacier Bush Tomato Seeds

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This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
Availability: In Stock
'Glacier' will be one of your first ripe tomatoes of summer, and one of your last tomatoes in the fall! This 30" tall plant sets fruit earlier and in cooler temperatures than other varieties, and continues to produce throughout the season. 2" flavorful slicers are the perfect size for sandwiches. Enjoy the sweetness of summer longer than ever!
$1.89 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 55 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 30" tall

Variety Information: Red, round, 2–3 ounce fruits. 'Glacier' has potato-leaf foliage.

Type: Semi-determinate, Slicer (Learn more)

Attributes: Good for Containers, Cold Tolerant

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: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

Harvesting: 'Glacier' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.

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Glacier Bush Tomato Seeds Reviews

8 reviews
Throw tomatoes at this one.
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I'm in San Francisco, right by the beach. Summers can be dark, foggy, and cool. Tomatoes don't usually do well here, and this one was no exception. I've tried it for several years, and I've given up on it. Does nothing. Doesn't even grow well. Siberian Red, grown in the same garden, does much better. Not every year, but most of the time. Unfortunately, it starts getting a heavy crop in late October/early November, so I bring them in green and let them ripen in the house. The cool weather here slows everything down, nothing ripens according to the seed packet.
Frustrated Farmer

Great for colder climates
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This is one of my go-to tomatoes with Michigan's colder climate. I grow these in my greenhouse every year and my clients are happy. I also grow them in my garden. They are not big in size but have good flavor.
Wingshadow Farm

Super productive
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I'm in zone 6a and grew these in both my small amount of full sun area and in a shaded area. I live in a heavily wooded neighborhood with mature oak trees. Both beds of tomatoes produced well, to the point where there was more than we could eat.
Liz K

Surprising results for a beginner.
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First time growing tomatoes. 10-inch pot. Indoor sunny porch 3 windows - morning to late afternoon sun. Telegraph Hill. Over 3 ft. tall. Fruited right on schedule. Yielded 24 very sweet cherry tomatoes so far. The second plant is full of blossoms and two more seedlings. Good Luck everyone!
millie

I wanted to love this one but...
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I tried two packs two separate times and I got only one seedling out of the two packs combined. I haven't totally given up, but so far I'm not having much luck.
Jennifer Waite
Owner Response: Hi Jennifer, We are sorry you experienced poor germination with this cultivar. Our best tips are to bury seeds at the recommended depth and also to start seeds indoors. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination exceeds federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

Will Grow Again
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I sowed 12 seeds. I had 3 "okay" plants that I thought wouldn't grow/produce much of anything. Since we love Glacier National Park, I decided to try transplanting one of them (yes, because the name is Glacier : ). It was slow growing in the beginning, but it really took off. It grows like a bush tomato plant but not bunched up like the way a Roma determinate plant can get. It's airy looking in a good way...it gets good airflow without having to prune it that way. I've had a total of 3 tomatoes that are ripe off my other tomato plants, but at least 6 ripe off of this one. The tomato's flavor is sweet with a little tang. The plant is about 5 feet tall, not 30 inches like the packet stated. The tomatoes have a rounded point at the bottom...almost like the bottom of a heart. Now, I wish I would have planted the other 2 Glacier plants. This is a keeper. The only negative comment I have is the germination.
Doreen
Owner Response: We are sorry your germination was not good with this product. Our seeds are tested regularly by a third-party laboratory for germination. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to help.

Meh.
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These didn't do well for me. They are the only tomatoes I planted that didn't. Only three plants germinated from the package and of those only one is still doing okay, not great. I am seeing a few flowers finally at the end of July, so we'll see. I don't know that I will try these again.
Sam
Owner Response: Hi Sam, We are sorry you aren't enjoying this cultivar and it sounds like the germination was not good. Our seeds are tested regularly by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help. Thank you for making us aware of the issue you experienced.

Love these!
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We grew our glaciers from seed and hardened them in a cold frame. They were the first to ripen of the 11 varieties we planted this year and are still producing tomatoes now! They are so tasty, also great for making sauce. We will definitely plant these next year, they are a favorite.
Susi Tattershall

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