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Cherokee Purple

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About Cherokee Purple

Cherokee Purple is one of the most popular and liked heirloom tomatoes with flavor that rivals and some say surpasses, Brandywine – extremely sweet and complex! Productive plants – even in drought-plagued heat waves – producing large crops of juicy 12 oz. fruits. Beautiful green shoulders on deep rose to purple bodies. Indeterminate and requires strong support because of heavy cropping. Mid-Season, about 80 days to maturity.

Culinary Use
Salad / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Sweet / Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Black / Purple
Fruit Color
Purple
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Large
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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  • tatthebrat@gmail.com
    tatthebrat@gmail.com Subscriber Gardener-intermediate

    I can definitely concur, that these tomatoes grow very well in drought type conditions. I live in Napa CA and these are one of our favorites. To make the best of my watering, I use water bottles in the soil so water gets to the roots and is not lost to evaporation. This allows us to use less water.

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