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Cherokee (Cherokee Red, NC BC1-32)

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About Cherokee (Cherokee Red, NC BC1-32)

‘Cherokee’ is an open pollinated commercial variety bred by North Carolina State University, USA. It is named the after the Cherokee, North Carolina breeding farm, one of the University’s field-testing locations, and is the result of a breeding effort to develop a ‘Walter’ type tomato with Verticillium Wilt resistance. Derived from the cross of (‘Walter’ x ‘Ace 55VF’) F2 x ‘Walter’ and donated to USDA* in 1983 by North Carolina State University, United States. The GRIN** Accession number for this tomato is PI 600907. Commercially introduced in 1982.
Vigorous, semi-determinate plant with regular leaves that yields abundant crops of red, round to slightly flattened tomatoes weighing 4-5oz./100-150g. The fruit is juicy with well-balanced flavors. Resistant to Fusarium Wilt races 1 and 2, Verticillium Wilt race 1, Gray Wall, and moderately resistant to cracking. Popular amongst both home gardeners and market growers. Mid-season, 80 days to maturity.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts plant breeding activities both internally and through publicly funded programs all over the USA.

** Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) documents plant, animal, and microbial collections through informational pages and searchable databases. GRIN is operated by the National Germplasm Resources Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, USA.

Culinary Use
Disease Resistance
Flavor Profile
Flesh Color
Fruit Color
Fruit Shape
Oblate / Round
Fruit Size
Leaf Type
Plant Type
Solanum lycopersicum
Open Pollinated

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