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85 days. Two heirloom favorites: a beloved, top-quality red variety with classic flavor, and a vigorous slicer with a gorgeous purple cast. Both are succulent, meaty and lip-smackingly delicious!
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Less than I hoped for

I really wanted just a grafted Cherokee Purple- but could only find this Brandywine/ Cherokee Purple. I'm a Master Gardener and have tested tomatoes for years. Now live in MI where blight is a problem-- the good thing is this had very little blight- but still was not overly productive of either fruit.. Brandywine taste was just "OK" , Cherokee Purple as always had a good taste. I was disappointed there both were not very productive- very few fruits.. :-(

Elise C.
This plant beat the blight!

I wouldn't say I got a huge bumper crop of tomatoes, but both plants out-produced and out-lasted other plants we had bought as plant starts. We put this plant in the side of the garden where we're struggling with blight issues. The double-grafted plant survived even when other plants nearby succumbed, and kept producing until the frost came in the fall. I will definitely be ordering for 2022.

Patti B.
Something went wrong

This plant did beautifully for me 2 years ago and before that even but this past year something weird happened. The plant grew vigorously and produced beautiful tomatoes at the bottom but as it grew the top produced clusters of cherry looking fuzzy tomatoes that never sized up. I did not over bear with nitrogen and am thinking something went wrong with the root stock. I'll try again this year and see what happens. Wondering if anyone else had that problem.

Sara P.
Exquisite heirlooms on healthy plants

We love Cherokee purple. If it had been offered on grafted rootstock alone, probably would have gotten it. This plant did very well, and produced great tomatoes. Can you offer Mr. Stripey and Cherokee Purple on grafted plants or as a combo next year?

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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