- 25 Seeds
- Large fruit grows 10-12 oz
- Rose-Brown fruits ripen dark-purple
- Grows up to 5 feet tall
- 75-90 Days
- Resistant to Septoria Leaf Spot
Introduced by Craig Lehoullier in 1991 of whom received it from J.D. Green of Tennessee. Allegedly of Cherokee origin. Alliance Of Native Seedkeepers geneticist who has tested the genetics of the Cherokee purple tomato have determined its origins to be Ukraine.
"It has been genetically tested to have a persistent chlorophyl allele mutation originating in eastern Europe after colonization. If it was grown by Cherokees, it would have been grown by Ukrainians first"
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Sow seeds 1/4th inch deep in transplant trays. Expect germination in 7 to 14 days. Once the soil is warm and danger of frost has passed, plant into prepared bed 24 to 36 inches apart. Best grown with trellis or support.