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Cherokee Purple Tomato
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato
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  • Cherokee Purple Tomato
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato

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Cherokee Purple Tomato (25 seeds) (TP101) $2.50
BULK SEED 1/8 oz (TP101H) $8.50

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Cherokee Purple Tomato

         
 
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80 days. An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful deep dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very large sized fruit. Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor. My favorite dark tomato!
 
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 65
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

86.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CtGardenGal
Location:
Zone 5b, CT, United States
Date:
March 5, 2016
          3.0
 
Disease is a big problem
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Taste. Absolutely delicious

What are the cons? Disease problems big time

Review:

I love the taste of these tomatoes, outstanding!. However, getting a tomato is a challenge as this variety succumbs to disease very easily, even in best conditions. I've been intensively gardening for over 40 yrs. My garden has always been 100% organic and 99% of the plants I grow are old, heirloom varieties. That's where the flavor is! I have a few tomato favorites that need extra tlc to keep disease at bay, but this variety is just impossible to keep disease free - at least on an organic level. I make sure to put all diseased leaves in the trash vs. compost. I also disinfect my pruners between plants to avoid spreading spores that way. I rotate my crops, and even tried an entirely new garden bed with new, sterilized soil and a new lot number and supplier of seeds. Still no good. For each of the 5 years I grew these, they were the first to get early blight, the first with mildew, the first with late blight. It's a non stop battle. Just way too much work!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AGM
Location:
Shelby, MI, United States
Date:
February 26, 2016
          3.0
 
Delicious but frustrating
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Amazing taste

What are the cons? Very susceptible to disease

Review:

I've grown Cherokee Purple tomatoes for the past 3 years and have struggled with disease (blight and leaf spot) every year regardless of weather conditions, watering practices, and I was even sure to rotate beds to avoid infected soil. Nothing stopped the disease, and these tomatoes were always the first to succumb to it. Really disappointing as they are my favorite tomato and nothing beats the rich taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Minni Man
Location:
Mpls, MN, United States
Date:
January 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Grows well, Very tasty

What are the cons? I want more

Review:

I grew 7 of these and got 35 lbs total. Average weight was 12 oz. They like sun! I put them out in late may and harvested from August 3rd to October 12th. These did better than all my other tomatoes (Robeson and Prudens). These are the ones I will continue to grow out of the three purples I have done.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TS
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
December 25, 2015
          5.0
 
One of the best
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Superb flavor, good producer

What are the cons? One of the first to crack

Review:

This was my 8th year growing Cherokee Purple, 2nd year with Baker Creek seed. Good quality, all plants were vigorous and true to type. CP tends be one of the first to crack after heavy rain out of several dozen varieties grown. They're also consistently among the first to get blight. I've never had any BER issues, so there's that. But they continue to produce fruit throughout the hottest months of summer despite disease. Flavor is dependent on many conditions, but this a favorite every year and second only to the finicky Brandywine. Fantastic for sandwiches, salsas and right off the vine. Highly recommended.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lanthir
Location:
Hamilton, VA, United States
Date:
December 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Best tomato ever
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? great producer, best taste!!

What are the cons? tricky to germinate

Review:

These can be tricky to germinate and definitely need a heat mat and a warm room, but it is so worth the effort! Even as a container plant (planted in kitty-litter buckets w/ holes drilled in the bottom), these plants got HUGE! And they produced splendidly, but I still want to grow even more this year! They did well with relatively little maintenance, although they do need a lot of water. The flavor though! Best tomato I've ever had! My parents say they're great raw for salads and sandwiches. Cooked, they have a rich, earthy flavor I haven't found in any other tomato. Everyone who tried the salsa I made with them said it was the best salsa they've ever had, and I definitely agree! I cannot recommend these highly enough!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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