Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato

Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato Seeds


Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato

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Reputed to have been grown by Cherokee farmers, a retired chemist from North Carolina is credited with discovering and introducing this popular heirloom to the modern gardeners realm.

Cherokee Purple's appearance is unusual as it is not actually purple, but varying and mottled tones of brown, green, and purple. It has characteristic random bulges which tends to detract from its aesthetic appeal. It's flavor however is consistent and valued. It is comparable, but in my opinion superior to that of Brandywine in that it possess a well balanced meld of acidic and sweet as well as a hint of an earthy smoked taste.


Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.

Indeterminate Late Season Bearer

Fruit Weight: 12 - 13 ounces

Days to Maturity: 80 - 85 days

Height: 3 - 4 feet

Spread: 18 inches

Average Yields


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