Tomato Cherokee Purple

Tomato Cherokee Purple

One of our most popular heirloom tomatoes, Cherokee Purple Tomato produces rich flavored, deep red to dusky rose, 8-12 oz. fruit. Its complex flavor is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. A large beefsteak style tomato, its adored for its dense, juicy texture. Fantastic in salads, sliced with a touch of basil, or on its own. Cherokee Purple Tomato stands up to humidity and diseases better than other dark varieties. Legend says it was grown by the native American Cherokee Indians of Tennessee before 1890. Indeterminate. 

Available as a traditional tomato and also as a grafted Mighty ‘Mato, read more here.

 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Solanum Cherokee Purple

Common Name

Tomato

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

48-72″

Width

36″

Uses

Beds

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Plant Type

Edible, Vegetable