Tags: Certified Organic Heirloom Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 70


Purple tomatoes with flavor that helped launch the heirloom tomato boom. Original seed came from John Green of Sevierville, Tennessee through Craig LeHoullier and then Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. We got original 1990 seed stock from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and have been growing from that for three years. Plants are shorter than most heirlooms. Very productive, but there will be cracking, splitting and green shoulders. Small seed locules make it good for slicing and putting on sandwiches. 270 seeds/g. Grown by Twin Oaks Seed Farm. Certified Organic by QCS.

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    My Dad has a small garden in Ashburn, Virginia. He has tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers. Would this seed do okay in this environment? Thank you!

    Posted by Julia Josephs on 12/09/2016

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    • Cherokee Purple is known for its flavor. It is also pretty productive. However, you tend to lose some of the fruits to cracking - maybe a third of them depending on the weather. I recommend Barnes Mountain Orange and Ozark Pink if you want something with less cracking but good flavor.

      Posted by A Seed Growers Cooperative on 12/10/2016


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Cherokee Purple Tomato

Unit SizePriceDescription
0.2 Gram $3.50 Approx. 54 seeds
2 Grams $10.00 Approx. 540 seeds
10 Grams $30.00 Approx. 2700 seeds
1 Ounce $50.00 Approx. 7560 seeds
1/4 Pound $150.00 Approx. 30,000 seeds


Common Wealth Seed Growers

Louisa, VA, United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
15.00 acres in production

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