Organic Cherokee Purple Tomato - Lycopersicon lycopersicum
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Legend has it that this variety was originally grown by the Native North American Cherokee tribe. A large beefsteak 10-12 oz fruit with a deep purple-rose colored thin skin and soft flesh. Amazing, sweet, delicious, old time tomato taste! Many consider these their all time favorite. This is an incredible slicing tomato ... you know what to do!
- Sun: Full
- Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: No
- Seed Count: 25
- Days to Maturity: 80-85
- Plant Size: 4'-6'
Indeterminate. Bone meal is an ideal fertilizer. Mulch at base of plant. Use trellis or cage for support. Pinch flowers one month before first frost.
Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks.
It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.
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