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Cherokee Carbon Pole Tomato Seeds

Cherokee Carbon Pole Tomato Seeds


What do you get when you cross the two heirloom favorites, 'Cherokee Purple' and 'Carbon'? A tomato lover's dream with heirloom flavor earlier in the season, increased production, and less cracks and blemishes. Large, 10-12-ounce, purple beefsteak fruit are perfect for slicing and the rich flavor is literally award winning--it won best tasting tomato in the 2005 "Heirloom Garden Show"!

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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 75–80 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Type: Indeterminate, Slicing Tomato (Learn more)

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer

Variety Info: 10–12-ounce, purple-burgundy fruits. 'Cherokee Carbon' is an indeterminate type tomato.

Attributes: Crack Resistant, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

Growing Info

Harvesting: Cherokee Carbon' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when deep purple-burgundy, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.