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Cherokee Purple - Organic Tomato

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Looking for a delicious, heirloom tomato to add to your garden this year? Look no further than the Cherokee Purple! This variety has been passed down through generations of Cherokee Indians, dating back to before 1890 and has been cherished by families ever since. The flavor is sweet and rich, with a hint of smokiness that is sure to please any palate. The Cherokee Purple is an indeterminate variety, meaning it will continue to produce fruit all season long until frost. The vines are relatively short, only growing 4-6 feet tall, making them perfect for smaller gardens. The fruit itself is large, averaging around 10 ounces, and has a deep purple color with greenish shoulders.

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: 72-90 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

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Looking for a delicious, heirloom tomato to add to your garden this year? Look no further than the Cherokee Purple! This variety has been passed down through generations of Cherokee Indians, dating back to before 1890 and has been cherished by families ever since. The flavor is sweet and rich, with a hint of smokiness that is sure to please any palate. The Cherokee Purple is an indeterminate variety, meaning it will continue to produce fruit all season long until frost. The vines are relatively short, only growing 4-6 feet tall, making them perfect for smaller gardens. The fruit itself is large, averaging around 10 ounces, and has a deep purple color with greenish shoulders.

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: 72-90 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

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