Purple Cherokee tomato's

pathydromanNovember 18, 2013

Here are some of my Purple Cherokee Tomato's I have going. They are in a 4 bucket recirculating system that I produce. I have a code for getting one. (thl8) They are growing great but I did have a question for anyone who might help. Only on one plant out of the four, and only happen on a couple of them, what are the black round spots I get on the smaller tomato's? They look like a rotten spot?

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

It's hard to tell from the picture but it sounds like blossom end rot. You should check the FAQ over on the tomato forum and/or re-post this over there. That forum is much more active.

Rodney

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Tomatoes Forum

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 10:53AM
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pathydroman

thank you. Here is a pic of the black spot. The pic above is one that was healthy and ripe!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 2:23PM
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shane11

Wow - your 1st shot of the cherokee purple is beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 3:53PM
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spartan-apple

Pathydroman:

How is the yield? I grew Cherokee Purple twice. I found it
to be the best tasting tomato I ever grew but the worst for yield. Wimpy growing vines and not much fruit. If my garden was bigger, I would grow it again just for the flavor .

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 11:27AM
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pathydroman

Well so far so good. I have four plants and they are producing well for me. The first week of ripe ones I got a little over a pound from three of them. Here is a pic of Two that I harvested, the other one got sliced before I remembered. They are very dense and very juicy. Ill post another pic of one sliced open. Right now I have 3 more ready to pick and about 50 in total still left in all different sizes. So I am very pleased right now with harvest numbers.

Thank you Shane11

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 2:36PM
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