Purple

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 93

86.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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10 out of 10 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

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12 out of 12 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

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9 out of 9 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

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dave W
Location:
Charleston, WV, United States
Date:
November 5, 2018
          5.0
 
New Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

Excellent flavor, my new all time favorite. So juicy and yet great beefsteak type texture. We made our tomato soup from these and it was delicious. Also great for eating fresh just sliced up. While my other varieties were afflicted with blight, not one leaf on this plant showed signs. great disease resistance.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Skai
Location:
Eureka Springs, AR, United States
Date:
September 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious and productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, texture

What are the cons? Cracks

Review:

These are some of the most flavorful tomatoes ever. For me they were early but I did start them inside and kept potting them up until I could plant them out. They were very prolific until the really hot weather settled in but then as soon as we had some cooler weather they starting setting fruit again and I am getting ripe tomatoes every day now in early September. They do crack if it rains too much but I pick them usually when they are pink, just turning to red. They ripen inside with no flavor loss. If they crack they will also have a white core that I have to remove but these tomatoes are so good I don't care about their little issues. I'll keep growing them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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