Tomato: Cherokee Purple
HEIRLOOM, Slow Food ARK OF TASTE, CERTIFIED ORGANIC seed, 1 packet (25 seeds)
Solanum lycopersicon (65-75 days; indeterminate) WAIT until you TASTE it! Its intensely sweet and complex flavor rivals Brandywine, making it a popular favorite among tomato lovers; it will quickly become your tomato of choice! A unique beefsteak-style tomato with green shoulders graduating to a beautiful, deep purple-red hue underneath. Strikingly beautiful sliced on a platter; perfect for BLTs! Productive plants will provide you with large crops of dense, juicy 12 oz fruits with deep interior colors. We are selecting against cracking on the shoulders and cat-facing on the underside of the tomato, moving this variety towards a beautifully smooth skin. Juice, freeze, can, or dry this tomato for out-of-season enjoyment!
Sow transplant seedlings indoors 5-6 wks before last frost; Planting depth: 1/4 inch. Avg. Days to Germ.: 7-12. Transplant outdoors with 36-48 in. spacing between plants in rows 4-6 ft. apart. Full sun. Days to Maturity (after transplant): 65-75.