Cherokee Purple

Photo: Cherokee Purple.

Photo by Peter Nitzsche, County Agricultural Agent

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History: Said to be 100 years old and originally from the Cherokee people.

Tomato Type: Heirloom

Breed: Open Pollinated

Season: Late

Leaf Type: Normal

Plant Type: Indeterminate

Plant Height: 5 ft.

Fruit Size: 10 oz.

Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe

Skin Color: Deep Pink

Flesh Color: Deep Pink

Usage: Fresh

Availability: Seed Exchange, Commercial

Comments: Very sweet flavor? Has green shoulders

Note: Comments followed by "?" are from seed catalog descriptions. You decide if you agree.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences