Heirloom. This large dark purple heirloom tomato from Tennessee is rumoured to have come from Cherokee gardeners. With its rich, full flavour its often compared with Brandywine. The flesh is brick-red and very attractive sliced on a plate. Plants produce large vines that yield tomatoes fully 12.7cm across and 8.9cm deep.
Sow from February onwards in pots. Will need heat to germinate. Plant out in greenhouse from May onwards or outdoors after hardening off in June. Do not allow the plants to get too cold as they will develop a purple tint and growth will slow down.