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Post  jimmy cee on 8/9/2016, 10:08 pm

started these in march..I have 14 plants maturing. A sweet delicious taste and I'm hooked.

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Post  Suzy on 8/9/2016, 10:56 pm

One of my favorites!! Don't have any this year as my plants froze out... but next year! I also like it's cousin, Golden Cherokee. Nice tomato!!
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Post  sanderson on 8/10/2016, 1:56 pm

Congrats, Jimmy!

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Post  llama momma on 8/10/2016, 2:20 pm

Looks fantastic Jimmy.  I've had Black Krim and wonder if you've had it too.  Can you compare the flavor to your Cher. Purple?
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Post  jimmy cee on 8/10/2016, 9:17 pm

@llama momma wrote:Looks fantastic Jimmy.  I've had Black Krim and wonder if you've had it too.  Can you compare the flavor to your Cher. Purple?
No LM, I just did the CPs this season, I have about 14 plants and their all looking good...
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Post  jimmy cee on 8/10/2016, 9:18 pm

@sanderson wrote:Congrats, Jimmy!
Thank you...Mel's Mix takes all the credit...they were seeded in pure MM, planted in pure MM, and grew in pure MM. and still going.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/11/2016, 7:08 am

And they look delicious!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/12/2016, 6:21 pm

It's gorgeous, Jimmy!  I had one for lunch today, very tasty and rich!  cheers
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Post  jimmy cee on 8/13/2016, 7:17 am

Pictures this morning of the CPs.




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Post  Dunkinjean on 8/20/2016, 10:33 pm

JimmyCee,
Your cherokee purple tomatoes look gorgeous! I have been growing them for the past couple of years and they are delicious. I also grow Black Krim. I grow several types of heirlooms and find they are so delicious.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/20/2016, 10:54 pm

Pulled all my ripe maters today making the crockpot marinara posted by llamamama tomorrow...Sungolds, unknown smallish red, Ox Heart, a couple Cherokee Purples, a Great White....all going in and getting frozen!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/14/2017, 12:27 pm

My coworker left this on my desk Friday after I was gone, then she went on vacation for a week so I won't know the variety until she comes back.
Could it be a Cherokee Purple? I'm hoping so because I have those in my Amazon cart to remind me that that I want to save some seeds when one shows up.


I can't get the right color with my camera, but it's not red. The color looks the the images of Cherokee Purple that I see online except this one has green shoulders instead of the deep purple shoulders that some of the images have.

If not Cherokee Purple, what else could it be?
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/14/2017, 2:04 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:started these in march..I have 14 plants maturing. A sweet delicious taste and I'm hooked.

Really? Never tried them. You got me on "sweet." I'm all tomatoed out for this year, but Cherokee Purple is now on my list for 2018.
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Post  Abiqua Ike on 8/14/2017, 3:00 pm

Cherokee Purple was the variety I recommended to folks that liked the taste of Brandywine but wanted more than three or four fruits per plant (which happens often in this climate).
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Post  hammock gal on 8/14/2017, 3:25 pm

Here are a couple of my Cherokee Purples. I think they look a bit more like CC's than Jimmy Cee's maybe. They are the only ones of my tomatoes that have cracked. (so far) I've really tried to keep the SFG watered evenly, although it's kind of hard to tell. MM never feels soggy to me, always just nicely moist. We did have one torrential downpour, so I don't know it that one storm might have been enough to cause the cracking. Anyway, they're the biggest of any of the ripe ones that I've picked so far, so that makes me really happy. One is 13oz, and the other is 12.6. Very Happy I haven't tasted them yet, I'm saving them for dinner.  hungry
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Post  sanderson on 8/15/2017, 2:39 am

It's nice to see pics of both Brandywine and Cherokee Purple growing successfully in other Regions.    I gave up trying to grow these favorites in this area. Sad

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/15/2017, 3:50 pm

@sanderson wrote:It's nice to see pics of both Brandywine and Cherokee Purple growing successfully in other Regions.    I gave up trying to grow these favorites in this area. Sad
I tried for 2 years to grow brandywines. I gave up over the winter and put my last plant outside to die. Sad It didn't. The main plant failed, but sprouts started coming up from the base, so I began watering it again. When the weather got too hot, I brought it in and made a houseplant out of it. Rolling Eyes 


Now it's trying to form tiny buds and blossoms. 


As soon as this next mini heatwave is over, I'll start putting it out for a little sun every day. Who knew that brandywines are really shade-loving, cool weather perennials? geek
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Post  SQWIB on 8/15/2017, 4:15 pm

Looking Good

This is my first year with them too, I have learned rather quickly to pick them before ripening too much.
Beautiful tomato.







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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/15/2017, 4:24 pm

Beautiful, HG and SQWIB!  
I'm going home tonight to try mine.  I need to save the seeds, too, in case I like it.  I don't know what it is yet but it sure looks exactly like the ones in this thread.  So excited!

CN, I've never seen anything like that Brandywine plant on your table. That is SO weird!

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/15/2017, 4:31 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
CN, I've never seen anything like that Brandywine plant on your table.  That is SO weird!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/15/2017, 7:25 pm

The two have similar shapes.  It is in the color.  Cherokee Purple are typically purplish brown almost, whereas Brandywines are red or pinkish.  They taste very similar in my opinion.  Rich, sweet.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/15/2017, 11:06 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
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CN, I've never seen anything like that Brandywine plant on your table.  That is SO weird!

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Are you saying it might not even be a brandywine?  affraid
AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! It's not a brandywine -- it's NZ Spinach!   I can't believe I've wasted all this time on something I don't like and can't even foist off on the rabbit. It goes in the compost tomorrow at the toe of my shoe! Evil or Very Mad The worst part of this stupid story is that I still don't have a brandywine tomato plant. Sad
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Post  sanderson on 8/16/2017, 1:18 am

Yep, looks like NZ spinach. Shocked

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Post  llama momma on 8/16/2017, 5:59 am

Are you saying it might not even be a brandywine? wrote:AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! It's not a brandywine -- it's NZ Spinach!   I can't even believe I've wasted all this time on something I don't like and........goes in the compost tomorrow at the toe of my shoe! Evil or Very Mad The worst part of this stupid story is that I still don't have a brandywine tomato plant. Sad
Thanks for the good laugh from your description.  I have 'planted' new things too then waited and waited only to realize later I must have pulled the authentic plant and nurtured a gorgeous weed.  It happens and its funny later on. At the moment of discovery its not so humorous.  You will have your brandywine next time!
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