Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato Seeds

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Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato Seeds

A very popular heirloom tomato due to its unique beauty and amazing flavor...

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(Solanum lycopersicum)

77 days. Open polinated Heirloom. Indeterm. On most folks' top ten list for flavorful tomatoes. Produces plenty of 12 oz. red/brown tomatoes with green shoulders and a deep red interior. Not generally cosmetically perfect - prone to concentric cracking. But, with flavor like this, who cares? Has the deep, rich, juicy, and sweet flavor that dark tomatoes are famous for. Vines are relatively short and should not be pruned for best results, as this will provide sun scald protection to the fruits. Does very well here in the Ozarks and is one of our most popular tomatoes.

Germinated at 98%.


Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Soil:Adaptable. Tomatoes nedd phosphorous, potasium, and calcium more than nitrogen. Bone meal is ideal. Excess nitrogen causes large plants with fewer, later fruits.
Propagation / Germination:Start seeds indoore 5 to 6 weeks before last frost. Keep soil lightly moist, not wet. 77 degrees is ideal, but anywhere from 60 to 85 degrees will work.
Sun:Full sun.
Water:Water weekly if necessary. Tomatoes appreciate mulch, but wait until the soil has warmed and plants are growing rapidly.

We are now closed for the 2014 season. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers! We will be back in January, 2015.

We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.

We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety

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