80 days. A true American heirloom that is said to originate with the Cherokee First Nation but didn’t become available to the public pre 1890. Indeterminate vigorous plants produce high yields of dusky purple pink coloured fruits that have a sweet flavourful complex flavours that makes it one of the best tomatoes in the world. Fruit average 10 oz and the flesh colour is very dramatic deep red-purple making it a beautiful slicing tomato. Tolerant to mild drought and common diseases. Fruit sometimes has greenish shoulders. Plants produce right up to frost.
- Seed Count: 25-30
- Collection Date: Sept 2018
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: indeterminate
- Germination test type: hand sort
How to germinate “Cherokee Purple” tomato seeds: