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Organic Cherokee Chocolate Tomato Seeds


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Organic Cherokee Chocolate Tomato Seeds (90 days) 
Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25 heirloom seeds

Indeterminate.  Regular leaf foliage. 
Cherokee Chocolate is what I like to call a "sport" out of Cherokee Purple.  Meaning every now and again Mother Nature will throw off a totally different looking tomato than its parents.  Luther Burbank who made his home here in the Wine Country was a master at this.  He grew would grow thousands of plants just looking for that one special one with the traits he wanted.  Well it wasn't Luther Burbank, but a tomato enthusiast by the name of Craig LeHoullier who discovered this "sport" growing amongst his Cherokee Purple. 

Cherokee Chocolate sports deep mohogany colored shoulders.  The yield and flavor is the same as Cherokee Purple.  A rich, smoky sweet flavor that has an almost occult-like following from gardeners to chefs a like!

Fruits on born in clusters of 2 to 4 and can weigh as much as a pound. 

California Grown Heirloom Seed
Cherokee Chocolate did gang busters.  Lots of sweet smoky mators graced out table this year and filled the seed bank as well.

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¼" - ½" 250-300 70-85 6-9 60" 18-36" 75 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes:

Most gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season.  Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees.  Some people prefer to use a grow pad but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well. 

Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden.  Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tollerat a complete outdoor move.  Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.

Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports.  It may also be advisable to add blood and bone to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato Seeds:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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