Tomato, Cherokee Purple

Tomato, Cherokee Purple

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Lycopersicon esculentum - Cherokee Purple tomatoes are beefsteak in style, indeterminate growing plants, purple-black with green "shoulders" across the top. They are also notable for having a dense, juicy texture, with small seed locules irregularly scattered throughout the flesh. The comparatively dark interior color is enhanced by the tendency of the seeds to be surrounded by green gel. Organic Cherokee Purple was gifted to heirloom tomato enthusiast Craig LeHoullier by J. D. Green of Tennessee. Mr. Green stated that he received them from a neighbor who said the tomato variety was 100 years old and was according to the neighbor grown by the Cherokee Indians.


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