Tomato - Cherokee Purple - Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Tender Annual Indeterminate. Heirloom. The short vines of Cherokee Purple produce purple-pink-brown flattened globes weighing 10-12 ounces. The tomatoes are delicious with a pleasantly sweet, rich flavor. With thin skin and soft flesh, the fruit is somewhat perishable. This variety is reputed to have been grown originally by the Native American Cherokee tribe.
Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4"-6" deep at 7-day intervals.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.
Did You Know? There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes in a rainbow of reds, yellows, greens, purples, pinks, and even white.
Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 5'-7'
Days To Maturity: 72-90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 15"-36"
Approx Seeds per oz: 9,638
3 x 4 x 1 inches.