In this post we will go over some tips for growing tomatoes in containers. August 15, 2014 / Emma / Comments Off on farm food friday: homemade cherokee purple tomato sauce! they’re great raw, dried, canned, or sauteed. I posted this photo on gardenchat the other night and someone for each gardener growing them, there are ten recipes for eating them. we’re finally back with another edition of farm food friday , and this recipe, once again, is all about tomatoes . The Cherokee purple tomato is most commonly available in the summer and fall. Cherokee purple heirloom tomatoes are rather odd-looking tomatoes with a flattened, globe-like shape and pinkish-red skin and hints of green and purple. Cherokee Purple tomatoes are often eaten in any of thousand ways. These are the type of tomato plants that just grow to a certain height and then stop. Check out how smooth the skin is on the greenhouse tomato. The flesh is a rich red color and the flavor is delicious - both sweet and tart. Five controllable factors are essential for successfully growing tomato plants in containers. Growing tomatoes in containers is actually pretty easy to do successfully. most of the people don’t pickle or render them to stick as this eye-pleasing variety is … Tomatoes can be challenging to grow in containers, but they continue to rate among the most popular summer vegetables. Determinate tomatoes are the best kind of tomatoes for container gardens. It is one of several tomatoes whose flesh stays green when it ripens; the skin color is yellow, which provides a guide to indicate when the tomato is ripe and ready for harvest. Some examples of determinate tomato plants are Purple Cherokee, Roma tomatoes and, Beefsteak tomatoes. The Cherokee Purple tomato on the right was grown in a greenhouse, in a five gallon container and watered daily. And they make a great contribution to any container garden. Click here to learn more about them. Its kind of what most people look for in a tomato. i know we’ve been on a posting kick about tomatoes lately, but once you have one of our cherokee purples you’ll understand why… Tomato plants can be grown not only in a traditional type of backyard garden, but they can also be grown in containers. However, you can grow indeterminate tomatoes in containers. Cherokee Green arose in Craig's garden in 1997 from a planting of Cherokee Chocolate.