HEIRLOOM. Its flavor is rich and full, and often compared to Brandywine. Does well in hot humid climates.
HEIRLOOM. 85 days. This large dark purple tomato from Tennessee is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners. Its flavor is rich and full, and often compared to Brandywine. The flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate. Plants make large vines that yield tomatoes fully 5" across and 3-1/2" deep.
The Cherokee Purple was rediscovered by tomato grower Craig LeHoullier. LeHoullier claimed that it was more than 100 years old, originated with the Cherokee people. The Cherokee Purple tomato has a unique dusty rose color. The flavor of the tomato is extremely sweet with a rich smoky taste. The Cherokee Purple has a refreshing acid, is watery, thick-skinned and earthy with a lingering flavor. The Cherokee Purple plants are very prolific making this plant a good heirloom for gardeners and farmers.