Week 38 – September 16, 2019

Plant Information

Cherokee Purple Tomato

Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Common Name: Heirloom Slicer

Spacing: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Height: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: This large, dark purple-skinned tomato is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners.
Its flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate, with rich and full flavor.
Plants make large vines that yield tomatoes up to 5 in. (13 cm) across and 3.5 in. (9 cm) high.
Fruits weigh 10-12 oz. (284-340 g).
85 days to maturity.

Grower Information:

This large, dark purple-skinned tomato is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners. Its flesh is brick-red with rich and full flavor that is often compared to popular Brandywine Red. Plants make large vines that yield tomatoes up to 5 in. (13 cm) across by 3.5 in. (9 cm) high.