Plant description and unique characteristics:

Indeterminate variety with relatively short vines. The large fruits are about 16 ounces. The plant is heavy bearing, producing a high number of fruits. The fruits are juicy with a strong tomato tang.

Full Sun

LIGHT
REQUIREMENT

N/A

DAYS TO
GERMINATION

N/A

PLANT
SPACING

18" by 36"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Loam

SOIL TYPE

Stake/Pole

NEEDS
SUPPORT

Seed History and Growing Tips

An heirloom from the Cherokee people in the USA around modern day Tennessee, dating back to before 1890. Known for their beautiful, deep purple color and very sweet flavor.

Growing Tips

Sow indoors and transplant after risk of frost. An indeterminate variety with large, heavy fruit, the plant will need support from stakes or cages as it matures.

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST: 5" by 3.5"
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: Purple
FLAVOR: Sweet
TEXTURE:

Seed grown in:

Occidental, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -123°

Mediterranean Climate

The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.