Tomato Cherokee Purple


Thin-skinned tomato with a soft flesh.

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Indeterminate heirloom tomato variety. 10-12oz tomatoes are purple/pink/brown in color with a sweet, rich flavor and thin skin (making it less of a keeping tomato than other varieties). May be grown on a trellis and/or in a greenhouse.

Tomato – Cherokee Purple – Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Soil & Water: Give fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Water deeply and consistently to avoid blossom end rot

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2″ after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours moving up to a full day of sunlight.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.

Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 5-7′
Days To Maturity: 72-90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 15-36″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25

Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply


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