An old Cherokee Indian heirloom, pre-1890 variety; beautiful, deep, dusky purple-pink color, superb sweet flavor, and very-large-sized fruit. Top Seller! A hearty plant, disease resistant. In my opinion they ruined it by crossing to Carbon. green fruits acquire some yellowish-orange color on … So I know it wasn't an environment/culture issue. Exhibits tolerance to mild … Try this one for real old-time tomato flavor. Cherokee Purple ($6.75) (HG) (E) 75 days. Fruits are round to oblate, with no cracking. A legendary and beautiful tomato, at least 100 years old and said to be grown by the Cherokee … This tomato dates back to pre-1890 and is recognized as an old Cherokee … Good growth and pretty tomatoes … 80 days. I grew regular Cherokee last year and it was perfect. And it produces a LOT of tomatoes. Our favorite dark tomato … Urban Farmer grown Cherokee Purple tomato plants that arrive ready to plant. The other tomato growing beside it (Brandywine) was great. The Cherokee Purple is an old heirloom tomato that has an outstanding flavor. Craig LeHoullier sent us this seed as a selection out of heirloom Cherokee Purple, and we think it is one of the best green tomatoes. Medium-size, 8+ oz. 80-90 Days A reliable producer of unusual, medium pink-purple fruits that appear brown in color, and average 8 to 12 oz., each.