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Product Number: 425

CHEROKEE PURPLE ORGANIC TOMATO (80 days) (HEIRLOOM)

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HEIRLOOM - 19th Century Indeterminate. Many heirloom tomatoes get the accolade "best tasting" from their fans, and this is certainly one of them. Originally grown in Tennessee by Native Americans of the Cherokee tribe the 6 inch, 12 to 16 ounce fruit come in shades of dusty rose to purple, sometimes with greenish shoulders. While it is a beefsteak type, it is known for its sweet aftertaste --almost like candy--with heavy yields. 25 seeds.

PLANTING:

Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.

Harvest- When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.

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06/26/2017
Maripat Flood

Early, Huge, Sweet Beauties

I grew these from seed under grow lights, transplanted them out in early April and watched them successfully weather nights in the high 40's, then a very wet Spring with 5 inches of rain over two days. They grew huge and ripened very early, with beautiful color, no blossom end rot, almost no cracking and INCREDIBLE heirloom flavor. Sweet, fruity, low acidity, very juicy. I grew them entirely organically in my raised beds with just a handful of organic fertilizer in the transplant hole and a regular tomato cage over the transplants. If you like heirlooms and big tomatoes with outstanding flavor, you cannot beat this variety. I highly recommend them.

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06/12/2016
tracycatalina

Great tasting tomato

Such a great tasting tomato! A little bit difficult to grow...very prolific at start of season, but is very susceptible to whatever wilt I have in my soil. I have started these from seed for the past 3 years and put in the ground in early April- It's Jun 12 and I have a ton of baby tomatoes on my plants. Cant wait to eat them!

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