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Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds (Organic)

Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds (Organic)

Cherokee Purple Tomatoes - Thin Skin With Full Flavor

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

 

The Cherokee Purple tomato, a variety revered by tomato connoisseurs, boasts a unique dusky rose hue and a rich, sweet flavor that sets it apart from its contemporaries. This heirloom variety has been cherished for over 100 years, tracing its lineage back to the Native American Cherokee tribe.

The story of the Cherokee Purple begins with John Green of Sevierville, Tennessee, who played a pivotal role in its preservation and popularization. In the late 1990s, Green sent seeds of this distinctive tomato to Craig LeHoullier, a North Carolina tomato enthusiast. LeHoullier, fascinated by its deep, complex flavor and unusual color, was instrumental in introducing the Cherokee Purple to a wider audience.

The Cherokee Purple tomato's appearance is as striking as its taste. It's characterized by a dusky rose skin with a tinge of purple, making it a visually appealing addition to any garden or dish. Its flavor is often described as a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, with a succulent, meaty texture. This heirloom variety ripens to a medium size, ideal for slicing and enjoying in salads, sandwiches, or simply on its own.

In the world of heirloom tomatoes, the Cherokee Purple holds a special place. It's not just a testament to the rich agricultural heritage of the Cherokee people, but also a favorite among gardeners and chefs who appreciate its unique attributes. Its enduring popularity over the past century is a testament to the timeless appeal of quality, flavor, and history intertwined in this exceptional variety.

 

For more information, please enjoy our Tomato Growing Guide.

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $3.69 each
Buy 50 for $2.99 each
$3.99
/Pack

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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

 

The Cherokee Purple tomato, a variety revered by tomato connoisseurs, boasts a unique dusky rose hue and a rich, sweet flavor that sets it apart from its contemporaries. This heirloom variety has been cherished for over 100 years, tracing its lineage back to the Native American Cherokee tribe.

The story of the Cherokee Purple begins with John Green of Sevierville, Tennessee, who played a pivotal role in its preservation and popularization. In the late 1990s, Green sent seeds of this distinctive tomato to Craig LeHoullier, a North Carolina tomato enthusiast. LeHoullier, fascinated by its deep, complex flavor and unusual color, was instrumental in introducing the Cherokee Purple to a wider audience.

The Cherokee Purple tomato's appearance is as striking as its taste. It's characterized by a dusky rose skin with a tinge of purple, making it a visually appealing addition to any garden or dish. Its flavor is often described as a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, with a succulent, meaty texture. This heirloom variety ripens to a medium size, ideal for slicing and enjoying in salads, sandwiches, or simply on its own.

In the world of heirloom tomatoes, the Cherokee Purple holds a special place. It's not just a testament to the rich agricultural heritage of the Cherokee people, but also a favorite among gardeners and chefs who appreciate its unique attributes. Its enduring popularity over the past century is a testament to the timeless appeal of quality, flavor, and history intertwined in this exceptional variety.

 

For more information, please enjoy our Tomato Growing Guide.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand 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 ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.0 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

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

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Growth Habit : Indeterminate
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
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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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 ensure the success of your crop(s).

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