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Solanum lycopersicum 'Cherokee Purple'

  • 'Cherokee Purple' Tomato is an indeterminate heirloom tomato in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • A Tennessee heirloom with Cherokee origins, 'Cherokee Purple' Tomato is best known for its dark red to purple colored fruit.
  • Although not as productive as other varieties, 'Cherokee Purple' Tomato is worth growing for its superior flavor.
  • 'Cherokee Purple' Tomato is a favorite among apartment and townhouse dwellers with small garden spaces due to its shorter vines.

Interesting Notes:

Be careful when harvesting 'Cherokee Purple' Tomato, as its thin skin is prone to bruising and cracking.

Color: Burgundy


  • Container
  • Culinary

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)
  • Spring(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2