Tomato, Cherokee Purple
This is a pre-order. All pre-orders will be delivered when the season is just right for them. Tomato are planned to be delivered or available for pickup in mid-May.
Extremely vigorous plants that produce more than most heirlooms. The fruit are purple-mahogany colored on the outside with green shoulders and a deep, rich flavor. It is also a prestigious member of the Slow Food's Ark of Taste list.
Tomato: Truly a classic garden vegetable! There is nothing like a fresh, vine-ripened garden tomato. Tomatoes are a native to North America but have woven themselves throughout western cuisine. They are varieties specialized for almost any use you can have of them. From cherries to plum to sauce to slicing to beefsteak tomatoes there is a tomato that is right for you!
Growing Tips: Tomatoes can get quite large so give them a good 24 inches of space in the garden in order to make sure they enough light and air flow around them to stay healthy. They also like a good strong trellis to support the plant and help give them that light and air flow as well as keep their fruit clean. Tomatoes are also good feeders. Give them a healthy dose of compost before planting and nice deep mulch at planting.