‘Cherokee Purple’ is one of the most popular heirloom tomatoes we sell. It is called a "black" tomato, but it really has dark red, almost purple skin. Why is it so popular? The FLAVOR! A rich, juicy, complex flavor that makes our customers request this variety year after year. Indeterminate. 72 days from setting out your transplants until you begin harvesting tomatoes. Tomatoes are a warm season crop and must be started ahead of time indoors in late March/early April. Plant them out after all danger of frost has past. Be sure to note whether they are determinate (bushy) or indeterminate (vining) and provide proper support. Natureworks recommends our heavy duty tomato cages that fold flat for storage.