1799 - TOMATO - CHEROKEE PURPLE
Discover our new selection of a historic variety with the true authentic taste of the tomato of the past.
Round dark red tomato with magnificent green streaks and an unmistakable intense, sweet, juicy flavor with a hint of acidity. Medium-large fruits, flattened and fleshy, excellent productivity. It tolerates heat and full sun well, great resistance to water stress.
Indeterminate: the plant requires support.
Sowing: in the open field or in a seedbed. The availability of very early varieties suitable for indoor cultivation allows sowing for a long period of the year. In general, it is sown in seedbeds at the end of winter-early spring.
Transplant: As soon as the plant is manageable, it is transplanted into 8 cm pots to help the formation of good roots and planted outdoors at the end of April-beginning of May. In very hot areas, for a late harvest, it can be planted outdoors in June.
Distance: for family cultivation: 60-90 cm between rows, 45-60 cm between rows.
Tips: grow Marigold plants interspersed with tomatoes to control nematodes; do not grow tomatoes in the same position before 4 years and do not let them precede or follow other nightshades. Remove all the lateral shoots when they are 3 cm long, remove all the leaves below the lowest fruit stage. Indeterminate varieties necessarily require high supports.
Seed needed: approximately 3g per m2 of seedbed; 15-20 g per 100 m2 planted.
INDETERMINATE PLANT: requires supports