HEIRLOOM Our most popular tomato, this beauty lives up to its praise. So tasty and adored, the Cherokee Purple is part of the Slow Foods Arc of Taste! Amazing flavor with flattened globes that have unique purplish-pink flesh. Huge productive plants yield large crops of 12 oz fruits. Indeterminate. Approx. seeds per packet = 50
The first bite of a friend’s homegrown tomatoes is the clarion call to gardening for many people. The flavor is incomparable and it lingers in our memories through the long winter days. And so begins the epic journey of devotion that is growing tomatoes. Native to the dry highlands of Peru, these plants are rather sensitive to the growing conditions found in much of the US, requiring some extra vigilance by the grower to mitigate plant diseases. Generally, they prefer good air flow from sturdy trellising and low humidity, although there are many varieties that have been selected to perform well under different conditions. The plants are either determinate, or indeterminate. On determinate plants the fruits ripen at one time and don’t necessarily need to be staked. Indeterminate plants continue growing until frost with fruit ripening until the plant dies. Nutrients: dietary fiber, vitamins A, C and K, potassium, manganese.