Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'
Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'
Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'
Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'
Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'

Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'

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Grown with care from non-GMO seeds in a controlled greenhouse, these indeterminate plants yield large, sweet, dusky purple tomatoes with a hint of smokiness.

Perfect for slicing into sandwiches, salads, or grilling, these tomatoes thrive in both containers and traditional gardens. Each 4-inch potted plant, 6-10 inches tall, is shipped directly to you, ready to produce delicious fruits all season long.

*Indeterminate: Continues to grow, flower, and set fruit until killed by the first frost in fall

Full Sun

Days to maturity: 85

Flavor Profile: Sweet, rich, with a subtle smoky undertone

Culinary Use: Salsas, Grilling, Preserving.

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Variety: Heirloom Cherokee Purple Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Flavor Profile: Sweet, rich, with a subtle smoky undertone

Fruit Type: Indeterminate, large, dusky purple tomatoes

Plant Size: 6-10 inches tall, with strong stems and healthy green foliage

Container Size: 4-inch pot

Seed Type: Non-GMO

Versatility: Ideal for slicing, salads, sandwiches, grilling, and various culinary applications

Adaptability: Suitable for both container and traditional garden settings

Maturity: Produces fruits throughout the growing season

Culinary Uses: Fresh consumption, salads, sandwiches, burgers, salsas, bruschetta, grilling, roasting, canning, preserving, tomato jam, stuffed tomatoes

Care Instructions:

Sunlight: Full sun (at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day)

Watering: Regular watering, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged

Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil enriched with organic matter

Temperature: Thrives in warm temperatures; protect from frost

Support: Provide stakes or cages for support as the plant grows

Pruning: Remove suckers for better fruit production and airflow

Fertilization: Feed with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season

Disease Resistance: Generally hardy, but monitor for common tomato diseases

Harvesting: Pick tomatoes when fully ripe for the best flavor

Storage: Store harvested tomatoes at room temperature; avoid refrigeration for optimal taste

Cherokee Purple Tomato plants benefit from regular pruning. Remove the "suckers"—the small shoots that develop in the leaf axils—especially during the early stages of growth. This helps channel the plant's energy into fruit production rather than excessive foliage. Pruning also improves air circulation, reducing the risk of diseases. Keep an eye on the plant's overall structure, and by selectively removing unwanted growth, you'll encourage a healthier, more productive Cherokee Purple Tomato plant.

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The Cherokee Purple Tomato has a fascinating history—it is believed to have been passed down through generations of the Cherokee people, making it an heirloom variety with deep cultural roots. This tomato's journey from its origins to becoming a popular garden favorite showcases the rich tapestry of heritage plants and their significance in preserving agricultural traditions. Cultivating Cherokee Purple tomatoes not only brings a burst of flavor to your garden but also connects you to a piece of horticultural history.


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