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Arkansas Traveler Tomato Plant

  • - Spacing: 36 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 75
  • - Production: Indeterminate
  • - Takes heat in stride, makes you look like a canning pro
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Arkansas Traveler Tomato Plant
Plant Features

Arkansas Traveler Tomato Plants produces 8-ounce fruits with a delicious, creamy flavor that's hard to beat. It's our favorite variety for canning and salsa! This heirloom dates to the Ozark Mountains in the late 1800's.

Tomato Companion Plants: Carrot, Chive, Garlic Bulbs, Onion, Marigold, Parsley

Tomato Growing Tips

  • Watch for green caterpillars that will eat the leaves and fruits, hand pick and destroy as you find them
  • To prevent blight and other foliar diseases, it is important to avoid watering the leaves and to use Serenade Garden Disease Control or a copper fungicide as needed

Our Arkansas Traveler Tomato Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Support Cage, Netting, Stake
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the skin yields slighty to finger pressure
Production Time Fruit ripens throughout the season
Habit Sprawling
Foliage Color Green
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Heirloom

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Top Reviews

Best tomato

We are so impressed with growjoy. Our Arkansas Travers arrived and this company has the best packing I have ever seen. Really big sturdy plants. So healthy. I will always order from grow joy. The Arkansas Traveler plants are over 5 feet and have dozens of tomatoes on each vine.

From Rita | July 13, 2024

Growing well

Arrived healthy and well packaged. Producing well, in spite of limited sun, (6 hours) We’ve had a number of days above 90 degrees, and NO blossom drop!!!

From Kathryn | July 04, 2023

2nd summer

Great plants ,packaging and shipping

From Daniel | September 02, 2020

Ark traveler.

I ordered for a fall tomato. They arrive well. Packed very well. Soil was still moist.

From jerry | September 01, 2020

hot tomato

I just received this tomato plant. I live in Georgia and am so pleased to have found a tomato that will bear up with our heat! Plant arrived in 1st quality condition! Thank you Grow Joy!

From anonymous | June 13, 2019

Sounded good

Plants arrived in great shape.

From Frank | May 20, 2019

Great plants

Arrived quickly, packed with care. Nice size plants, look forward to picking them later.

From Stacy | May 12, 2019

Terrific Traveler Tomato!

The Arkansas traveler tomato plant arrived in excellent condition! It was in better shape than what we had bought from a local nursery. When it was planted it perked right up and is doing terrific!! Thank you growjoy!! Can’t wait to see how the tomatoes taste!!

From Jan | August 30, 2018

nice plants

Arrived quickly and packed well protected, healthy looking plants!

From anonymous | May 15, 2018


The tomato plants arrived on time and were sturdy plants. This is my first experience with ordering.

From Tammie | May 10, 2018

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato (Live Plant) 2.5-Inch Pot

Product arrived beautifully package, undamaged and very nice established plants. Would buy from GrowJoy again with out hesitation. Could not ask for more from a mail-order. Have been disappointed by other's many times, but not GrowJoy.

From Cheryl | May 09, 2018

Great look tomato plant!

This tomato plant looks very healthy. As always, care was taken with the packaging. I'm excited to see how the Arkansas Traveler does in the heat. We have many consecutive days of 100F degree weather so it should be interesting!

From Jenny | April 25, 2018

Outstanding packaging

Plants were extremely healthy and took off as soon as I re-potted. Not in garden yet. Still not warm enough. Was shipped at proper time but we are way below norms for this time of year. Plants surrounded by plastic shields to protect them. Best packaging of plants I have ever seen!

From James | April 19, 2018

I would order again!

The Arkansas Travelers Tomato plants arrived in relatively good condition-especially given the condition of the shipping box-I was a little hesitant about what I would find inside. They were packed well enough that the crushed corner of the box did not affect the plants at all. They were a little dry, but re-hydrated well and of good size when they arrived. I would order from GrowJoy again.

From anonymous | January 31, 2018

great plants

All of my Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato plants are doing great Thank you!

From Gail | June 26, 2017

I would order from you again

The Arkansas Travelers tomato plants arrived in relatively good condition-especially given the condition of the shipping box-I was a little hesitant about what I would find inside. They were packed well enough that the crushed corner of the box did not affect the plants at all. They were very dry. but re-hydrated well and of good size when they arrived. I would order from you again.

From Cheryl | May 19, 2017

Arkansas Traveler

Beautiful tomato plant, can't wait to harvest the first one.

From judy | April 07, 2017

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant

Grown in containers on a hot back deck. Very sturdy plant, good producing .

From Tom | November 27, 2016

Great Arkansas Traveler Tomato Plants!!

My order came very fast and the plants were very well protected, and they were in great shape when they arrived. I will definitely order from GrowJoy again. Thanks so much!!

From Patricia | May 24, 2016

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato

We moved from Illinois to Florida and needed help with our plants this year, because of the change in weather. GrowJoy was their to give us help with what tomato plants to buy. We have never had a problem with any product we have ordered from them.

From James | March 24, 2016

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant

Good growing ,good tasting, grows well in a planter .

From Tom | October 03, 2015

Choice of companies

I purchased plants from several companies & was really pleased with the condition the tomato plants from GrowJoy arrived in. They are planted, & look so much healthier than the others. I will order again from this company again !

From Charles | June 11, 2015

Tomato Plant Shipment

Loved the packaging and the size of the Arkansas Traveler Heirloom plant I received.

From Eugene | May 28, 2015

Arkansas Traveler

The plants looked great when I got them in the mail; the plants were perfectly packaged. I've had them planted for a week now and they are doing great. I will definitely order from GrowJoy again for any of my plant needs.

From Timothy | May 13, 2015

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant

Doing great!

From Kathryn | April 22, 2015

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant

Planted the Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant in a large container sitting on a deck with full sun exposure, fast growing, sturdy plant.

From Tom | April 10, 2015


My Arkansas Traveler plant is still perky and thriving quite well since I planted them one and a half weeks ago. It even has flowers set on it.

From Inez Zoe Esters | June 05, 2014

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant

I bought this variety last year because it is heat resistant and it performed well in a planter on my deck. Healthy and sturdy looking plant .

From Tom | May 05, 2014

Very pleased with Heirloom Tomatoes

Easy ordering online and Arkansas Traveler arrived sooner than I had expected. Plants arrived in great condition.

From Matthew | May 05, 2014

Great Heirloom Tomato plant!

We are very pleased with our plants...Arkansas Traveler arrived quick and healthy. Highly recommended!

From Richard | May 03, 2014

Heirloom Tomato order

Arkansas Traveler Plants arrived in good condition.

From Debbie | March 27, 2014

Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato Plant

Received a large sized sturdy looking plant in good shape from shipping . Purchased because it is supposed to be heat tolerant .

From Tom | May 16, 2013

Arkansas Traveler is Great

I received healthy tomato plants and the service was excellent!

From Betty | May 04, 2013

Fantastic Quality

Two years back I got an Arkansas Traveler Heirloom Tomato plant from here and it thrived crazy, i was overwhelmed by enormous amount of tomatoes and this year I got a different Heirloom from here and it's already flowering and growing crazy, extremely happy with GrowJoy.

From Reema | May 02, 2013

Heirloom Tomato Plants

I ordered three Heirloom Tomato plants and chose USPS shipping for them. The box was somewhat crushed when I received it but the tomato plants inside it were in good condition. So far I am pleased with them. They have been planted in containers for about nine days now and seem to be doing fine.

From Frank | April 22, 2013

good tomato

when i received this plant it was wilted, but after a day of water and sun it came back well.

From susan | April 21, 2013

Great service

Great service, quick delivery, too. I especially like the variety of Heirloom Tomato plants GrowJoy has. Previous order came in just as requested and did well. A very good company to do business with.

From anonymous | January 14, 2013

much talked about Heirloom

I need a tomato that does well in the 95 degree and hotter weather, so I am trying this one. Came packaged very well. Was very worried with plants wilting in the heat of the UPS truck, but they were fine. Am very excited about this one. It may be my salvation for a hot weather tomato. Plant arrived about a foot tall and is now maybe 2 feet tall and doing well. It has been about 2 weeks. Loved the ph coding in the instructions. Found out my plants were in too alkaline soil, but the weather here breaks down the soil so quickly.

From Claudia | August 02, 2012