Lycopersicon lyco ‘Purple Cherokee’ • Mature Height: 5′ • Mature Width: 4′ • Light Requirements: Afternoon shade • Water Requirements: Regular water • Fertilizers: Dr Q’s Vegetable & Tomato Food, 6-10-6, Dr Q’s Organic Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Food, 5-8-4
An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety. Beautiful deep dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor and very large sized fruit. Give afternoon shade, rich well drained soil, regular water. Protect young Plants from frost with Hot Caps. Use Blossom Set Spray to help hold flowers on and increase yield. Support Vines with stakes or tomato cages to keep the fruit off the ground and avoid pests and diseases. Use mulch to cool soil and retain moisture in summer.