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Post  jimmy cee on 1/21/2016, 5:08 pm

Do you have any info regarding this tomato ? Cherokee Purple.
I've been reading a bit about it and would like to grow a few this season.
An indeterminate; folk lore has it, Cherokee's were growing it 100 year ago
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/21/2016, 6:21 pm

Jimmy, I have no experience with these tomatoes, but I did order seeds! If you want, PM me and I will send you a few to try?

http://www.superseeds.com/products/cherokee-purple-tomato-80-days

They are pretty, hope they taste great, too!
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Post  jimmy cee on 1/21/2016, 10:01 pm

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Thank you for your offer, very kind of you.
I like their prices both on items and shipping.
I'll place an order with them and add those tomato's.
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Post  sanderson on 1/22/2016, 3:44 am

My notes from 2015 for CP: "sweet, striped" They will be in the bucket brigade again this 2016 season.

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Post  MelF77 on 1/22/2016, 6:46 am

If you haven't bought seeds yet, might I suggest Indian Stripe if they have that? It's supposed to be more productive than Cherokee Purple with the same taste. 

I grew Cherokee Purple, maybe 5 years ago? and I remember taste was good, texture was good, but they get overripe quicker than others. For me CP was right on mid-season for ripe fruit.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 1/22/2016, 12:19 pm

Cherokee Purple is one of my all-time favorites!  Go for it.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/22/2016, 10:32 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:SR
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I like their prices both on items and shipping.
I'll place an order with them and add those tomato's.

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Post  walshevak on 1/25/2016, 7:57 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:Cherokee Purple is one of my all-time favorites!  Go for it.
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Post  R&R 1011 on 1/26/2016, 5:17 pm

I love cherokee purples!  They do seem to split easy but that doesnt bother me personally.
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Post  littlesapphire on 1/28/2016, 9:04 am

I bought Cherokee Purple this year to try!  A podcast I listen to, Chicken Thistle Farm Coopcast, said it's one of their most productive tomatoes they grow (and they grow a lot), which is good news for me because I live very close to them.  I bought a Cherokee Purple tomato from the store to try it before buying the seeds, and it tasted very good!
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Post  sanderson on 1/28/2016, 1:09 pm

I think Cherokee Purple is a good example of contrasting grocery store verses home grown tomatoes. For mass marketing, the growers need uniform tomatoes that will keep during their shelf/bin time. In a home garden, one can run amok with weird shapes, splitting, short "shelf" times, and various flavored tomatoes.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 1/29/2016, 4:23 am

In the book "Tomatoland," best book I read last year, a tomato seller complained that he got reviewed on his tomatoes, including a cherokee tomato, which, he said, he'd never put up as representing a top-flight flavor profile.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/29/2016, 7:46 am

I'm tryin' 'em too, LS; got my seeds from Pinetree (superseeds.com). What the heck, right? They are pretty, and I can't get them at the store here. They are bound to be better than those store things touted as tomatoes!
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Post  sanderson on 1/29/2016, 12:58 pm

Hi, Marc.  Can you post this book under Winter Reading?  I read the review and just ordered it off eBay. Very Happy

I was at the grocery store yesterday and found a small area with an assortment of heirloom tomatoes.  I bought one that I thought was a CP but is probably a Black Krim.  Only $3.99/lb.  What a Face  Just a winter treat.

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