VEG – Tomato Heir. – Cherokee Purple Pt


This old heirloom variety from Tennessee is extremely productive and has a very rich tomato flavor. Given to heirloom tomato collector Craig LeHoullier by J. D. Green of Tennessee, it is at least 100 years old and was reported as originally grown by the Cherokee Indians. The fruits are large (twelve to sixteen ounces), dark pink with darker purple shoulders. Sometimes called a ‘black’ tomato, the color carries though to the flesh, especially at the stem end. It has an excellent complex flavor, slight sweet after taste. I like to use this perfect slicing tomato for tomato sandwiches. Good resistance to Septoria leaf spot.
Full Sun
Plant 2-3′ Apart
70 Days to Maturity

13 in stock

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