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Organic Tomato, Cherokee Purple

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8188

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In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

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.

Did You Know? There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes in a rainbow of reds, yellows, greens, purples, pinks, and even white.

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.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
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 Pack: 50 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Germination Requirements Warmth Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Indeterminate Plant Family Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.0 Tomato Type Slicing
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Germination Requirements Warmth
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Plant Family Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.0
Tomato Type Slicing

Planting & Care

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.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Great Flavor

Great taste, like a tomato used to taste like. Uneven shape and woody like center cost this review one star.

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Productive and Unique

This was a productive heirloom. Good, unique flavored fruit with a strong, vigorous bush. The fruit froze well too. The plant was productive into October even with light frosts. I should add my guy, who does not like tomatoes on taste and texture principles, liked these tomatoes.

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