Cherokee Purple Tomato

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Through the years, my brother has mentioned a tomato called a Cherokee Purple. The Cherokee Purple is a beef stake tomato, so it’s a dandy sliced up to put on a sandwich or hamburger. It sounded like it would be a good tomato to grow and eat, but I’d never seen any plants for sale around here.
This year, we found some Cherokee Purple tomato plants for sale. We bought two and planted them. They’re growing well and full of tomatoes. I’ve kept a close eye on the first tomato that began to grow and grew more larger each week. I put my glasses on it to show how large it was when I took photos of it.

I waited patiently and then…

I was so excited the other day to see that the tomato was changing color, ripening beautifully.P1030186Once again, I put my glasses on it to show how large it was. I intended to make a post about this delicious wonder and then…

Sunday, my husband and I went to the garden and saw deer tracks going down by the tomato patch and my gorgeous ripening tomato had been snacked upon. 😩P1030254I was sooo not happy, but there was no sense in getting to upset since we don’t have a fence around the garden. I took some photos and  well, our first Cherokee Purple got it’s own post after all.

Storms visited our area yesterday gave the land a good hearty drink. Our garden sure appreciated it. The tomato vines are full of tomatoes so hopefully, we’ll be able to get to one or two Cherokee Purples before the deer does.

I hope you all are having a good week.

Further Reading:
Cherokee Purple Tomato