Cherokee Purple

bigpinksAugust 28, 2011

The plant I have in an 18 gallon tote of the 5-1-1 produced really nice tasty tomatoes in July and then nothing. Too hot I guess. I continued treatment and it now has over 20 tomatoes again from marble to baseball size. I am pretty much taken with this variety but this is my first time growing it. I have seed I bought and prob will never have to but any again. Anybody still have CP doing well?

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My CPS are in a lull because of the mid summer heat, too. However, the first ones were great and I'm looking forward to the next round. Will surely grow this one again.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 10:02AM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

I am growing CP in a 15 gallon pot which I think allowed the roots to get a little scorched when we had a couple weeks of 100 and near 100 degree days.

The CP got leaf roll, probably from heat from stress, and it never went away. Nonetheless, the plant continues to flower and fruit and looks better than some of the other tomato plants in a raised bed nearby.

The only problem now is ugly cracking from all the rain we are suddenly getting. I hope to transform the container into a self watering one next year which I hope will minimize the cracking.

I am planning on growing CP again, and also trying it's cousin "Indian Stripe" next year.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 11:46AM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Same results here. I've got mine in a 15 gal container. Got a great early crop, then a lull. Now there is a whole new crop coming, but unless we have a record warm September, they probably won't ripen. I'm pruning the small ones, and focusing on a few larger ones hoping they'll ripen.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 12:34PM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

This was my first CP grow this year also,fell in love with it from first bite also Russian Persimmonwas quite tasty before the disease monster befell all .

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 1:39AM
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