Cherokee Chocolate

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A stabilized version of Cherokee Purple. Craig LeHoullier stabilized this rogue heirloom originating from the popular old heirloom from Tennessee, Cherokee Purple. Big, sprawling vigorous plants that yield 3-4 inch, 10-14 oz., mahogany-colored beefsteak tomatoes. Cherokee Chocolate has developed a great following among celebrity chefs because of its exceptionally rich, complex, tomato flavors and wonderful chocolaty appearance.

Varieties
Open Pollinated
Fruit Colors
Brown
Flesh Colors
Black
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Large
Fruit Weights
10-14 oz
Culinary Uses
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Salad / Slicer
Maturities
Mid-season
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Tennessee
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Well-balanced