Vto 5800 cherokeep
Days To Maturity : 69-80
Germination Days : 6-14
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 30
Spacing : 24
When To Plant : Late spring
When To Plant : Early summer
68 PKTs Available
Cherokee Purple Tomato VTO-5800




Pre-1890 Tennessee heirloom on most "top ten" lists for flavor.

Large, deep burgundy fruits with a green shoulder much like a "black" tomato.

Reliable in difficult conditions, especially heat, humidity, drought. Recommended for the South.

Vines indeterminate but stay small. "Navel" at the bottom, like an orange. Scrumptious.

BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum


Start in flats or pots 2 months or so before setting out. Transplant into well-composted soil after danger of frost is past. Set plants several inches deeper than in the pot-they will root along the stem. Greedy feeder-needs ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Needs lots of potassium, phosphorous, but not as much nitrogen. Needs calcium to prevent blossom-end rot; use gypsum or bone meal if necessary. Keep soil most in dry weather with periodic, deep watering and mulch.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing 24"


Vto 5800 tomato cherokee

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Definitely A Winner
on 08/28/14 by Sarah

I had never grown or eaten a purple tomato before but thought it might be fun, so I ordered one pack. I can honestly say this has out-performed any other tomato plant in my garden. The fruit is delicious, mellow, but still very tomato-ey. My whole family and several friends are hooked on the Cherokee Purple tomato now. Weve had them on sandwiches and in salads, and weve included them in our canning.