Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato is a tomato we grow to use as a slicing tomato as it has one of the best flavors out there to us. Put this juicy tomato on a BLT and just savor the taste of summer right in your mouth. We always look forward to this variety being ready.
Cherokee Purple is an indeterminate tomato variety and it has been adapted to grow in a hydroponic system which will mean a stronger and more prolific plant if you grow it in hydroponic, aeroponic, or aquaponic system like the Tower Garden FLEX. We do not recommend this variety for indoors unless you have an extra-large grow light set-up — it's footprint is definitely not conducive to the Aerogarden or Zip Grow — we recommend to instead opt to grow outdoors during the warm season (nights above 65ºF) for optimum production. We grew the parent plant in a Bato Bucket hydroponic system and trellised vines to the side.
"My favorite (variety to grow) is ‘Cherokee Purple,’ due to its current staggering popularity, the amazing quality of the tomatoes, and the part I got to play in its introduction. The ‘Cherokee Purple’ story also perfectly illustrates the fragility of heirlooms. If the Cherokees of eastern Tennessee didn’t share seeds with the granddad of Jean Greenlee . . . if the grandad didn’t pass them on to Jean . . . if Jean didn’t share them with John Green . . . if John didn’t send them to me . . . if I didn’t name and then send them to Jeff McCormack of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange . . . if Jeff didn’t list the variety in the 1993 catalog—if even one of those things had not happened, we probably wouldn’t have ‘Cherokee Purple’ today."
— Craig LeHoullier, Author of Epic Tomatoes and one of the original Seed Stewards responsible for preserving and naming the Cherokee Purple variety (Source: SSE)
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• Indeterminate Heirloom Tomato Variety (Slicer)
• Hydroponic-Adapted Seed:
Recommended for Hydroponic | Aeroponic | Aquaponic growing conditions
• Grown using organic growing practices on our farm
• Hydroponic Growers: Plant 1 seed p/ 1.5” rock wool cube
• Grow outside, full sun, during the warm season (nightly temps above 65ºF)
• Seed has been fermented & tested for ideal germination
• Open Field and Hand Pollinated
• 72-80 Days to Maturation
• Approximately 12 seeds p/packet
Grow your health gardening these fantastic tomato plants!