The Cherokee Purple tomato plant produces fruit that can weigh up to 1 pound. A popular variety due to it's amazing flavor and it's unique colors both inside and out. The tomato's skin is a mesh of red and purple while the flesh inside is red with green seeds. This makes a beautiful snack when sliced.
How to Grow Cherokee Purple Tomato
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Days to Maturity: 80-85
- Hardiness Zone:1-7
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 2'
- Row Spacing: 2'-4'
- Seed Count:
- 1oz- Approximately 10,500 Seeds
- 4oz- Approximately 42,000 Seeds
- 1lb- Approximately 168,000 Seeds
Tomatoes prefer rich, loose soil and even watering. While vine ripened tomatoes will have the best flavor, all tomatoes should be harvested before the first frost, even the green ones as they will eventually ripen if kept indoors and out of the direct sun light.