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Cherokee Tomato Saga Part 2

We can't tell you about Cherokee Green without Cherokee Purple so lets recap incase you missed part 1. Cherokee Purple is a wildly popular heirloom with a very interesting story. Talk about a hand-me-down, the story goes that these tomatoes were being grown in Tennessee pre 1890 by Cherokee Indians. A family in the state had been growing them for years before they were handed off, either by fruit or seed, to a guy named John Green. Mr. Green is responsible for getting these seed in the hands of tomato expert Craig LeHoullier of North Carolina. LeHoullier in turn passed the seeds around making it possible for us all to enjoy them today. LeHoullier is also credited for giving them the name Cherokee Purple. With hands and a mind of tomato wizardry, LeHoullier also produced and introduced Cherokee Green. This progeny of the purple maintains its green color when ripe, only adopting a yellowish hue as well.

Depth 1/4"
Spacing 24"-36"
Germ 7-14 Days
Maturity ~75 Days

88% Germination Jan 2022

Cherokee Green Tomato Seeds

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