Heirloom Tomatoes: The ‘Cherokee Purple’

With a complex, smoky flavor, a spotty but fascinating history, and plenty of varieties and sister fruit, ‘Cherokee Purple’ is a unique heirloom tomato well worth a taste.

There have been several points of origin for dark tomatoes like the Cherokee Purple and its sister, the Indian Stripe. The most famous of those are the Crimean region of the former Soviet Union and in the Philippines.
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