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Questions About Cherokee Purple Tomato

Asked by
suncruz on
June 19, 2012

Q. my tomatoes grow but they have rotten spots before ripe

I live in Cherokee, NC. I have Cherokee Purple tomatoes and Big Boys. They grow and then before they are ripe, they have rotten spots in them.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 20, 2012
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It does sound like you may have some blossom end rot. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-blossom-rot.htm

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Answered by
cubadeb on
June 19, 2012
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Hi Suncruz:

If you are talking about a black spot on the bottom (?) of the tomato it could be blossom end rot - very common when the plant doesn't get enough calcium. Also, check your tomatoes for little insect holes - I'm an "organic" gardener - no pesticides for me but there is the inevitable downside. Hope this is helpful

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 22, 2014

Q. Wilting Tomatoes

I have 2 earthboxes, seemimg overnight one of my Tomato plants looked like it was starting to die. It’s a Cherokee Purple planted in a box with an Heirloom that is doing well. Box is set up per directions and watered properly. It looks starved for water. It’s about 2 foot above the box, very bushy and I thought looking great. Should I remove the black covering and feed it some water from the top? My other concern is that it is 24″ from a flower pot that I have 3 sunflowers in. I read on your website that sunflowers somehow damage tomato plants. The sunflowers are only 15″ tall and haven’t flowered yet.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 22, 2014
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There are many reasons a tomato plant can wilt. This article will help you pinpoint the cause of your wilting plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/wilting-tomato-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 27, 2015

Q. cherokee purple tomato blossoms

I have several Cherokee purple tomato plants growing. There are some tomatoes already on the vine. The yellow blossoms have turned brown and appear to be drying. I’ve looked all over the internet and can’t find out what’s wrong or how to fix it. Would really appreciate your expertise. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 28, 2015
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High temperatures can cause the blossoms to drop.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/heat-stress-plants.htm

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Asked by
jelders on
April 9, 2017

Q. Cherokee Purple Tomato

What am I doing wrong? This is the second year I have attempted to grow Cherokee purple and I am having the same problem.The plants are beautiful, have plenty of blooms and are growing daily. The problem is my blooms never make a tomato. My wife planted a different type tomato a week after I did and now has two tomatoes. Please help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 10, 2017
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