75+ Seeds. Pre-1890 heirloom variety with a unique purple-rose color. The Cherokee Purple’s flavor has been described as both sweet and smoky, and definitely rivals the Brandywine as my favorite tomato. These productive plants produce large crops of 8-16 oz. fruit. Stake this vigorous plant well. You will not be disappointed with the Cherokee Purple as it is a long-time favorite of tomato growers for a good reason. Indeterminate, open-pollinated, 80 days from transplant.