Plant Information

Cherokee Purple Tomato Slicer

Common Name: Heirloom Slicer
Spacing: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Height: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Exposure: Sun
General Information: This large, dark purple-skinned tomato is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners.
Its flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate, with rich and full flavor.
Plants make large vines that yield tomatoes up to 5 in. (13 cm) across and 3.5 in. (9 cm) high.
Fruits weigh 10-12 oz. (284-340 g).
85 days to maturity.

Idea & Tips: Water thoroughly twice per week, and try to water early in the day so that plants will dry off before evening.
Tomatoes prefer regular feeding once the fruit sets, but too much early in the season will grow a large plant with fewer tomatoes.
Mulching helps ensure an even supply of moisture.
Growth: Indeterminate
Days to Harvest: 85
Fruit Size: 3.5 x 5 in. (9 x 13 cm), 10  to  12 oz. (283  to  340 g)
Available as organic.
Grower Information: This large, dark purple-skinned tomato is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners. Its flesh is brick-red with rich and full flavor that is often compared to popular Brandywine Red. Plants make large vines that yield tomatoes up to 5 in. (13 cm) across by 3.5 in. (9 cm) high.