Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds – Slicing Variety

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Grow a garden classic with Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds, known for their unique purple-pink hue and rich, sweet flavor. Ideal for culinary uses, these heirloom tomatoes bring history and taste to your table. Easy to grow, they’re perfect for gardeners seeking an authentic old-time tomato experience.

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Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds – Slicing Variety

Embark on a historical and flavorful journey with our Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds, a treasured heirloom from the Cherokee Indian heritage dating back to pre-1890. This variety is not just a plant, but a story of tradition and taste that comes to life in your garden.

Key Features:

  • Heirloom Roots: Cherish the legacy of an old Cherokee Indian heirloom variety.
  • Striking Appearance: Each tomato showcases a deep, dusky purple-pink color, making it a visually stunning addition to your garden.
  • Superior Flavor: Renowned for its superb sweet flavor, it brings the real old-time tomato taste back to your kitchen.
  • Generous Size: Expect very large-sized fruits, perfect for slicing and enjoying in a variety of dishes.

Growing Specifications:

  • Full Sun Necessity: Thrives best under full sun exposure.
  • Quick Germination: Seeds sprout within 7-14 days, beginning your journey to delicious tomatoes.
  • Optimal Growing Temperature: Ideal for temperatures ranging between 75-95 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Planting Guidelines: Sow seeds at a depth of 1/8 inch and maintain a plant spacing of 24 inches for optimal growth.
  • Maturity Period: Patience pays off in about 80 days when the tomatoes reach maturity.
  • Frost Consideration: Take note of its sensitivity to frost; not frost hardy.

Species: Belonging to Solanum lycopersicum, these seeds promise a gardening experience filled with beauty and flavor. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, the Cherokee Purple Tomato is a must-try for its unique characteristics and historical significance.

Embrace the beauty and taste of heritage with Alvarado Community Farm’s Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds and make every slice of your home-grown tomatoes a delicious dip into history.


Frequently Asked Questions About Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

  1. How do you grow Cherokee Purple tomatoes from seed? Growing Cherokee Purple tomatoes from seed involves a few key steps. Start by sowing the seeds in a well-draining soil mix, about 1/8 inch deep. These tomatoes require full sun, so ensure they receive ample light. The ideal temperature for germination is between 75-95 degrees Fahrenheit. It typically takes 7-14 days for the seeds to sprout. Once the seedlings are strong enough, transplant them outdoors with a spacing of about 24 inches apart. Remember, they are not frost hardy, so ensure all danger of frost has passed before planting them outside.
  2. Can I save Cherokee Purple tomato seeds? Yes, you can save Cherokee Purple tomato seeds for future planting. To do this, choose healthy, ripe tomatoes from your strongest plants. Scoop out the seeds and ferment them for a few days to remove the gel coating. Then, rinse the seeds and let them dry completely before storing them in a cool, dry place. This process helps to preserve the viability of the seeds for the next planting season.
  3. Is Cherokee Purple tomato a bush or vine? The Cherokee Purple tomato is a type of vine, also known as an indeterminate tomato plant. This means it grows and produces fruit over a long period until killed by frost or another external factor. Unlike bush (determinate) tomatoes, which grow to a fixed size and produce all their fruit at once, Cherokee Purple tomatoes will continue to grow and produce throughout the growing season.
  4. What are purple Cherokee tomatoes good for? Cherokee Purple tomatoes are celebrated for their unique flavor and large size, making them excellent for a variety of culinary uses. They are particularly good for fresh eating, in salads, and for making sandwiches due to their rich, sweet flavor with a slightly smoky undertone. Their striking purple-pink color also makes them a visually appealing addition to dishes. Additionally, these tomatoes are good for canning and making sauces, offering a depth of flavor that enhances many recipes.
Weight .4 oz

25 premium seeds in each packet.

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