Cherokee Purple Tomato

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Asked by suncruz on June 19, 2012
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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cubadeb

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
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