The Cherokee Purple tomato is believed to have originated with the Cherokee Indians in Tennessee more than a century ago.
Cherokee Purple is indeterminate, so it keeps growing and setting new fruit all summer long until frost. It’s large fruits are great for slicing up and using with any sandwich or serving with your favorite meal like green chile chicken enchilada and beans.
Cherokee Purple Tomato is an heirloom variety that Trees That Please Nursery usually has available in 4-packs for planting each spring. If you planted yours in May you are probably enjoying some of these tasty fruits now.
Photos & Narrative By:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist