85 days. (Indeterminate) [Pre-1890 TN heirloom, reportedly of Cherokee Indian origin. Introduced 1993 by SESE. Seed courtesy Craig LeHoullier.] Large, smooth fruits (10-12 oz) with slightly ridged shoulders. Ripens to a unique dark, dusky pink/purple. Sometimes called a black tomato, the color carries through to the flesh, especially at the stem end. Good resistance to Septoria leaf spot. A shorter indeterminate, plants average 5 ft. tall. ‘Cherokee Purple’ has spread widely since its introduction, with variations developing over time, but our strain is still the original, shorter shape. Seed grown and stewarded by Twin Oaks Seed Farm in Louisa, VA. Pkt.

Purple & Black

Please see Tomato Cultural Notes for growing information.

Codes refer to the Key to Tomato Disease Tolerance.
See our Tomato Variety Guide for recommendations for disease-resistant, storage, and extra early varieties.

Packet: Seed size varies considerably, 0.08-0.16g (approximately 40-80 seeds, depending on variety, average 64 seeds) sows 100'.