Cherokee Purple Tomato
Sold as a single plant in a 3.5x5 inch pot
Indeterminate - Will need staking or a heavy duty cage.
Garden Planting - Plant 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 36 inches apart.
Container Planting – One tomato per 20x20 inch pot or 5 gallon bucket
Large Purple Beefsteak Tomato weighing 10 to 12oz each.
An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very-large-sized fruit. Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor. Cherokee Purple seeds, originating from Tennessee, are thought to have been passed down from Native Americans of the Cherokee tribe. This heirloom tomato variety consistently ranks very high in taste tests. Slice Cherokee Purple tomato for rich, dark color and unmatched sweet, rich taste on sandwiches or in salads. The tomato is a beautiful dusky pink with a deep, rich-red interior. Let the fruit ripen on the vine for the best flavor. This one is a consistent taste test winner at tomato fests around the country. It is a good producer, harvesting an average of 20 or more fruits from each plant. Vigorous vines benefit from strong staking or caging.