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Cherokee Purple Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomato
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Cherokee Purple Tomato

SKU: 1214 Available to ship: Feb 29, 2016 - May 24, 2016
Our #1 tomato, which is no surprise as they are the best tomatoes we've ever tasted! Originally from the Tennessee Cherokee Indians, they have a thin skin and soft texture with full acidity and rich, old-fashioned sweet flavor. Make sure to mulch for best results and hold back on the watering. Our best results were during an 8-week drought with minimal drip watering. 80 days.

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Planting recommendation: Warm Season last frost date
Color of fruit: Black and Purples
Size of Fruit: Very Large Beefsteaks
Time to harvest: Late Season
Size of Mature Plant: 18-24" diameter spacing
Growing Type: Indeterminate
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Our tomato plants are approximately 6-12" tall and come in extra large 4.5 pots. Each plant is wrapped individually to hold in the soil and moisture. We ship in large pots to keep the stress of transport to a minimum. Our interior cartons are made to fit our plants.

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"My favorite tasting tomato so far"

Terri on 4/7/2014

Comments: It's all about the taste for me. I really don't care what "color" skin the tomato has. Of the 100+ tomato varieties I've grown to date ( of all different colors and sizes), Cherokee Purple is my favorite tasting tomato so far. It's sweet and very rich tasting with just a little acidity which is the way I love my tomatoes to taste. CP will always have a place in my garden.

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"Excellent tomato"

Meike on 12/1/2013

Comments: This tomato is delicious, but this year with all the rain, not as productive as other heirloom varieties I grew.

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Bob M on 3/9/2013

Comments: This is a pretty tomato on the vine. It was one of the three best tomatoes I grew last year. Estiva, Peacevine and Cherokee Purple have excellent taste and prolific yields. Will be buying more this year. You will not be disappointed growing this in New Jersey!!

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"YUM Cherokee Purple"

Katherine on 2/9/2012

Comments: This is probably the all round household favorite, and I've introduced some of my friends and family to "what? purple tomatoes?!" Goes great just sliced on buttered toast...

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"Simply The Best!"

Steven on 1/6/2011

Comments: This is the tomato that got me into gardening and into heirloom tomatoes. My mother bought one of these "weird" looking tomatoes about 6 years ago and we made sandwiches with it on toast, just mayo, salt and pepper. I was hooked. It is by far the best tasting tomato ever. I searched all over and found it here and have been a customer ever since. Some years they grow better than others but they are always worth the effort. I can't wait for Spring!

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