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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
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato

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Cherokee Purple Tomato (25 seeds) (TP101) $3.00
BULK SEED 700 (TP101B) $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. Our favorite dark tomato and one of our best selling varieties.
 
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 95
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

86.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RikkiB
Location:
Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Date:
March 14, 2019
          5.0
 
The best
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? The best

What are the cons? 0

Review:

The best that there is, honestly

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

33 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
familyhillbilly
Location:
Roanoke, VA, United States
Date:
March 1, 2019
          4.0
 
wonderful tomato
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Great taste, prolific, yum.

What are the cons? cracks easily

Review:

Super tasting tomato. Produces well. Great for juicing, salsa, stewed, but best for a sandwich. They do crack if too much rain or over-watering. I do container gardening using cheap store bought potting soil mixed with compost and worm castings. My containers are 8-gal black pots and the plants do well in this size for me. I did have to stake or use tall cages. Started pruning a few years ago and I have seen a remarkable difference in fruit size, production and fewer problems with disease. I'm going to try to cross with Arkansas Traveler to see what I come up with. Hoping for the great flavor of the CP and crack resistance of the AT. We shall see in a few years what these will do.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Happy gardener
Location:
SPOKANE, WA, United States
Date:
January 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Love these tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent flavor, great slicer

What are the cons? Slight cracking

Review:

Grew Cherokee purple tomatoes for the first time last year. Wonderful tomato! The flavor was amazing. For me it was important to feel them for ripeness. The top was still somewhat green looking when ripe, and by the time it was all purple, the under side was over ripe or rotting. The plants were healthy-big enough to knock over my somewhat pathetic tomato cages, and produced well. I will definitely grow them again- otherwise my family would be disappointed! Big favorite around here!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AnnieShinko
Location:
Charleston, SC, United States
Date:
January 1, 2019
          5.0
 
My favorite tomato to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Sometimes not so prolific

Review:

Cherokee Purple will always have a place in my garden. The best tasting sliced tomato! Grows well in our hot and humid climate. Similar to Black Krim which I also grow most years but Black Krim seems to be a bit juicier which doesn’t make for the perfect slicer. Every once in a while, I won’t get many tomatoes from a plant. One year, I think a huge plant only produced 6-8 tomatoes. But last year all 4 of my plants produced plenty! I recommend this variety to everyone especially in hot climates.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

22 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joseph
Location:
North East, OK, United States
Date:
November 21, 2018
          1.0
 
Tried for 3 years
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? N/A

What are the cons? Weak, bugs, disease, fruit rot

Review:

I tried growing these 3 seasons in a row, germination was always good but they consistently failed to thrive and produce. Of the very few fruits that would grow, they would rot quickly on the vine (not blossom end rot). Vines succumbed to disease and grew weakly from the outset. I'm not a novice gardener, I grow heirlooms every year (typically 16-20 varieties of tomatoes) and have never had another variety behave this way. I've only grown the Cherokee's from seed purchased from Baker Creek so cannot fully attest that it is the variety that's the problem, but I will likely not try these again, from Baker or elsewhere. Plenty of other Baker purchases have produced very well (so I'm not dogging on Baker). It is very likely this variety is just not suited to my area which is a bummer as I am Cherokee Indian myself and always like to try out Native plant varieties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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