Cherokee Purple Organic Tomato

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum


Pkt (≈30 seeds)
Certified Organic

Savor the sweet & popping flavor of this beautiful beefsteak tomato. It's exceptional flavor is often included on lists of the best tasting heirloom tomatoes. Its striking deep purple-pink coloration, accented with a hint of green around the stem, creates a visual and culinary delight. 

Cherokee Purple Tomato, an heirloom variety dating back to the pre-1890s was brought to public attention by Craig LeHoullier in 1993 after receiving the seeds from John Green, who traced its lineage to the Cherokee people over a hundred years ago, this variety quickly became a popular choice for tomato connoisseurs. Enjoy their unmatched richness in fresh sandwiches, vibrant salads, or robust sauces, while honoring their storied past in your garden. 

Indeterminate. 80 days to maturity.



Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years.