Cherokee Purple Heirloom

CHEROKEE PURPLE

~Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato~

The flavor of this tomato is often compared to Brandywine. This tomato is described as a large dark purple tomato from Tennessee is rumored to have come from Cherokee gardeners, but I found it to only have a purple hue and seemed to stay a bit green on top. It did have a nice flavor, but neither the fruit nor the plant got nearly as big as the Brandywine. The flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate. Plants make large vines that yield 13 ounce fruits.

Height:
4-6 ft.

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Medium (13 ounces)

Days to Maturity:
Late (85 days)

Fruit Color:
Purple

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning
Drying

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Poblano (Ancho) Chili

  ~POBLANO (ANCHO) CHILI PEPPER~ Lots of mildly spicy, 4″ heart-shaped fruits that ripen from dark green to deep red. The name “Poblano” is given to the pepper when fresh.  It is delicious roasted, peeled, and stuffed. “Ancho” means wide, referring to the broad, flat, heart-shaped pods in the dried form. Plants mature in 8-10 … Keep reading 

Bloody Butcher Heirloom

BLOODY BUTCHER HEIRLOOM TOMATO


~BLOODY BUTCHER HEIRLOOM TOMATO~

This is the first year I will be growing these.  They are said to have a good flavor and a deep red color, inside and out. This heirloom matures quickly, in less than 8 weeks they’re ready to enjoy.  Plants will yield five to nine tennis ball size fruits per cluster.  Plants require staking, as they get super tall, and will produce until frost.

Height:
4-7 ft.

Spacing:
18-24 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Standard

Fruit Size:
Medium (3 to 4 ounces)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf