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Old March 12, 2017   #1
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Default Cherokee Carbon....experiences?

Growing this right now. I was intrigued by the cross between two "black" tomatoes. Dear husband's favorites are Black Krim and Cherokee Purple. Also growing Black Russian for the first time.

Has anyone tried Cherokee Carbon?

Donna, zone 9, where it is chilly with the proverbial leaden skies today
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Old March 13, 2017   #2
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I grew it last year in the hot, hot desert of Las Vegas, Nv. I really liked it, but have not had the opportunity to taste other blacks. It was fairly early too. I would recommend it. If I can grow it here, I would think you could grow it anywhere.
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Last year it under performed Paul Robeson a notch for yield and flavor in our patch, and tolerated gray mold about the same. It is getting another chance this year, but it is not yet a favorite.
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Old March 13, 2017   #4
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Default Cherokee Carbon

Thanks for the responses. The plant already has flower buds on it. I'm growing it in a large pot.

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+1, just found a fruit on one at 9 weeks 2 days old, 9 days planted
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Default The plant has grown a lot

Strong , healthy plant with with flowers.
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Growing it now but only about 10 inches tall. Grew from seed just fine. Will post updates as we go.
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I have one in the ground. It's growing hybrid like-so optimistic. It's in a new area so not much concern about root-knot nematodes this y
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Just wanted to chime in on this hybrid. I picked up two plants a while back and planted on March 7th. Both of them are around 4ft tall now and both have close to 20 tomatoes. So far this tomato is ahead of all other tomatoes in my garden....second being Garden Treasure.
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I have one in the ground. It's growing hybrid like-so optimistic. It's in a new area so not much concern about root-knot nematodes this y
Now 3 feet tall with 9 small tomatoes. Looking good.

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First fruit to set in our patch this year.
Sown 1/20, planted 3/11 when do we eat?
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I may have to add this to next years list!
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Look at that ugly tomato!! It's from the cold but it should taste good.

I'm growing it too so time will tell. I just put mine in dirt.
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I grew it last summer. More productive than CP and just as good in flavor. I got fruit in N Dallas till mid July. Good tomato, but the shape and size are widely varied. Lots of cat facing too. So it was an ugly tomato, but really tasty
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Ozone, I agree with you except I didn't have much if any cat facing.
One of my most productive plants. Taste was outstanding too. I will take a CP over it still. There's something about a good CP that blows everything else away for me. lol

Big, tall, good looking plant. Stayed healthy for the most part. Great production. Beautiful dark color inside. Had a little longer shelf life than CP. All around a good tomato for me here in Charlotte NC.

Only grew one last year, growing two this season!

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