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Vegetable Description: Craig LeHoullier, a Seed Savers Exchange member, PhD chemist, and gardening enthusiast, received the seeds of Cherokee Purple in the mail from J. D. Green of Tennessee. Mr. Green stated that his neighbor had obtained the seed from Cherokee Indians in the area, who had developed this variety and grown it for generations. LeHoullier, being greatly impressed with the purple tomatoes, sent them to Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Johnny's Seeds, who both began to produce them commercially in 1991. Cherokee Purple, in addition to the famous Brandywine tomatoes, caused the popularity of old fashioned heirloom varieties of tomato.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 80
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 10000
Vegetable Height: 48” to 96”
Vegetable Spacing: 30 in to 36 in
Vegetable Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost. Plant seeds about 1/4” under soil surface, then transplant seedlings to garden with 30” - 36” between plants.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow tomatoes to over-ripen on plants; then collect seeds. Let seeds ferment in the tomato. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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