Cherokee green tomato is a delicious, rare heirloom tomato that was discovered and developed by Craig LeHoullier. This lime green and chartreuse fruit is very meaty with great tomato flavor. The Cherokee green tomato turns a slight amber when ripe, making it a beautiful addition to any garden. Cherokee green tomatoes are also Indeterminate, meaning they'll keep producing fruit until the end of the season.
- GROWING TIPS
- SEED FACTS
Start seed indoors 5-7 weeks before last frost. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly tomato transplants. A sunny south-facing window or grow lights will be sufficient. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A few weeks before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring; usually about 2 weeks after the your average last frost date. Set transplants in the ground and cover stem so that only 2-3 sets true leaves are exposed, resulting in a stronger root system.
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 70-90 from transplants
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 6-12
Plant Spacing: 15-24"
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 4-6'
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No
I’m a beginner so maybe it is me but I’m having a hard time getting these to grow.
Hi Diane, thanks for trying our Cherokee Green Tomato seed. We're sorry to hear you're having a hard time getting them to grow. We'd love to help troubleshoot the issue with you. Tomato seed can take anywhere from 6-12 days to germinate. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly tomato transplants. A sunny south-facing window or grow lights will be sufficient. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. We guarantee our seeds and all varieties are tested to ensure good germination. Customer support will be reaching out and they will be happy to help.