|Number of Seeds||25 seeds|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 inches|
|Planting Depth||1/4 inch|
|Days to Germination||5-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||80 days|
|Height at Maturity||48 inches|
|Width at Maturity||18 inches|
Start seeds indoors early, about 10 weeks before last frost. Seeds germinate best at 80 degrees F. Do not over water, and keep temperature warm but not hot to prevent damping off. Transplant outdoors after threat of frost has passed. Cherokee purple is indeterminate but only grows up to 5' high. Provide with proper support. A bit of pruning increasing yield of fruit. Do not over water, and water at the base of the plant if possible to help reduce occurance of disease. Harvest when tomatoes are fully ripe for best flavor.
Illustration by Bobbi Angell. Bobbi is a botanical artist, printmaker and gardener. Her richly detailed pen and ink illustrations appear in a wide variety of scholarly and commercial publications and her copper etchings are often featured in exhibits. Primarily a scientific illustrator for botanists at The New York Botanical Garden and other academic institutions, she has reached a popular audience through 12 years of illustrating The New York Times garden column and its compilation books, and the popular North Hill Garden memoirs Our Life in Gardens and To Eat. Living deep in the hills of southern Vermont, Bobbi relies on her extensive rambling gardens for subject matter and inspiration. Her artwork is held in collections including The New York Botanical Garden, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Shirley Sherwood Collection, and Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium.
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