Cherokee Purple Tomato, Heirloom. Large beefsteak fruits with mauve-purple skin, green shoulders and red flesh. The most popular of the “black” tomatoes for its outstanding flavor and texture. Widely grown by gardeners and market growers alike. A popular heirloom for the greenhouse. Believed to trace back over 100 years to the Cherokee tribe. Indeterminate • Field or greenhouse • 12-16 oz. fruit. (Lycopersicon esculentum). Maturity 72 days.