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Cherokee Lime

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About Cherokee Lime

‘Cherokee Lime’ is a spontaneous mutation of the ‘Golden Cherokee’ tomato, found by Bill Jeffers and Theodore Corbett in 2010*. They named it ‘Cherokee Lime’ because of the color of the fruit – pure green when ripe tomatoes with clear skin and sometimes pink blush on the bottom end. Indeterminate, regular leaf plants loaded with a high yield of medium to large (5-7oz./150-200g) smooth beefsteaks with excellent, balanced flavors with fruity notes. Midseason, about 78 days to maturity.

*10 11 10 in the Forum Tomatoville Theodore Corbett writes: “Bill Jeffers (PapaVic) grew Golden Cherokee in 09 and ended up with fruit that had a clear epidermis which he attributed to a mutation. He named it Cherokee Lemon per the color of the fruit.
He sent me seeds from Cherokee Lemon to grow this year and the fruit I got was green with also a clear epidermis. I was expecting the lemon color and when I did a squeeze test to my surprise the green fruits were ripe! The taste was excellent being sweet and fruity with enough tomato taste to remind you it was a tomato.
I sent pictures of the fruits I harvested to Bill who said out of the two plants he grew this year one grew true to the mutation he had originally and the other turned out green the same as mine. So he is calling the green ‘Cherokee Lime’.”

Culinary Use
Flavor Profile
Fruity / Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Fruit Color
Fruit Shape
Fruit Size
Large / Medium
Leaf Type
Plant Type
Solanum lycopersicum
Open Pollinated

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