An American Indian heirloom famous for its deep purply-red color and sweet, rich flavor. This delectable beefsteak-style tomato has a dense but juicy texture, perfect for summertime slicing! Hefty fruits weigh up to a pound and grow on plants reaching up to 9’ tall.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 6-10 days
- Maturity: 80 days
- Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 75-85F to germinate. Heating mat is recommended. Keep moist.
- Harden off and transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed. Bury deep, planting the entire stem leaving only top leaves above ground.
- Space plants 2-3' apart; space rows 3-4' apart.
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I love the taste of these and the Caspian Pink tomatoes. They are my favorites for fresh eating on salads and for BLTs. I also make BBTs (bacon, basil, and tomatoes) with them. So yummy!
My family agrees that this is the best tasting tomato ever! I planted two of these plants for the first time in my life. I wished I'd planted ten more. These were planted at the fire station where I work and my crew couldn't keep their hands off of them. The beefsteak, early girls where left behind the cherokee purple. I'm still harvesting in September and the plants still have blossoms. I will definitely plant again next year.