Purple

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 67

85.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jingle
Location:
Nashville, TN, United States
Date:
July 13, 2016
          1.0
 
Quick to Crack Split
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Makes great vines

What are the cons? Can't eat them.

Review:

We put in several of these in our raised bed garden this year. Though the tomatoes are huge, they have been inedible due to their numerous cracks and splits. Won't be planting these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SPD
Location:
rosville, CA, United States
Date:
July 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Beginners luck
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, Size,

What are the cons? needs a bit of humidity.

Review:

Wow! Growing these tomatoes for the first time. I just had one of the top 3 tomatoes in my life, fresh from the garden. My Cherokee Purple is producing huge 2-3 lb fruit and is thriving. Of course, I do live just outside Sacramento CA. where all tomatoes wish they could grow. It's not humid here, and weeks of 95F - 105F means having to mist my heirloom tomatoes to give them a bit of the climate of the east coast where they developed. I mist 2 minutes a day, max, and the dry heat prevents any mold or mildew.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 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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5 out of 5 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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17 out of 18 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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