Tomato - Cherokee Purple (Indeterminate)

$299 USD

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With deep purple shoulders and a dusky pink body, the Cherokee Purple Tomato is a stunner in the garden. Slice open this beefsteak to reveal red flesh tinged with purple, brown, and green. Low acidity and sweet, slightly smoky flavor has made this a favorite of tomato lovers for more than 130 years. Will this be the year it becomes your favorite?

  • Low acidity
  • Sweet, smoky flavor
  • Thin skin
  • Darkens with direct sun exposure


  • Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Growth type: Indeterminate, trellis support, regular pruning 
  • Tomato size: Medium
  • Depth to plant seeds: .25" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 24" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 36"-48" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-14 days
  • Germination soil temps: 75F-95F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-6.5 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost hardy: No
  • Planting season: Spring, summer
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per 2 sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 70-80 days

Good companion plants: Basil, Borage, Onion, Parsley, Pepper

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