Tomato Cherokee Purple | Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Tomato Cherokee Purple Vegetable Seeds
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Tomato Cherokee Purple Vegetable Seeds


  • Complex, rich flavour.
  • Beefsteak style tomato.
  • Heirloom variety from Tennessee.
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TOMATO ‘Cherokee Purple’ Vegetable Seeds

Botanical Name: Lycopersicon esculentum

Cherokee Purple is an heirloom variety dating back to around 1890. The fruit is large, weighing 275-325g, and delights with a sweet, rich flavor. It features an unusual color with deep purple-pink skin and flesh. A good producer, hardy, and disease-resistant.

Plant Type: Warm season annual, frost tender

Plant Height: 1.5 m (requires staking)

Sow When:

  • Temperate: Early spring – inside with extra heat; outside after frost danger has passed
  • Subtropical: March – October in frost-free areas
  • Tropical: Unlikely to do well

Germination: 7 – 14 days

Depth: 6 mm deep

Position: Full sun, requires staking

Sow Where: Into seedling pots; liquid feed once germinated

Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained, pH 5.8 – 7

Rows: 90 cm apart

Spacing: 45 – 60 cm between plants

Details: To transplant, remove seed leaves, plant deeper, up to the 1st set of true leaves; this increases rooting & speeds maturity; keep well-fertilized and evenly watered; protect fruit from fruit fly with nets.

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