Cherokee Purple - Heirloom Tomato (2-Pack) Cherokee Purple - Heirloom Tomato (2-Pack) Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato 2 pack Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato 2 pack

Cherokee Purple - Heirloom Tomato (2-Pack)

2PK |  4.5" Pot |  $14.99
Cherokee Purple tomato often serves as the gateway into an heirloom tomato-growing obsession! Why? Its rich history matches the tomato’s rich flavor. Thought to originate from seeds passed down from the Native American Cherokee tribe, the fruit’s gorgeous, dark color and sweet, complex flavor give it a consistently high ranking in taste tests. Plus, unlike some fussier heirloom plants, Cherokee Purple grows well in most regions of the U.S. and produces a good harvest, too. Enjoy it on sandwiches, in caprese salad, or layered in tomato pie. This indeterminate vine can grow up to 6 feet tall, so add a strong cage or stake when planting. Place in full sun and feed regularly. Matures in 80 to 90 days. Read More

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The Highlights

Fruit size
tool tip The average size of the fruit produced.
10 to 12 oz
Light Full sun
Matures 80 to 90 days Plant size 4 to 6 feet
Plant type Indeterminate Spacing 36 inches apart

Welcome your Plant

1. Remove Packaging

Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil

Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period

Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Long term Care

1. Location, location

Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.

2. Soil & drainage

Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.

3. Hungry plants

Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.