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25  seeds

Cultivation: easy

Seed Saving: intermediate

Green Cherokee Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

  • Green Cherokee Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): splendid beefsteak tomato of amber green color, even when fully ripe, it is medium-large (250-350 gr), of a extraordinary and refined flavor.

    Its plant is one of the highest and has the best disease tolerance of the species. It takes 75 days from transplant to ripening.

    Its taste is great when consumed raw but fried is its best.

  • Fried Green Tomatoes (like the movie)

    This exquisite recipe has long been an important part of United States’ southern cuisine even if, according to recent research, it seems to have originated in the North East.

    This big, green variety has compact, fleshy pulp, and delicious flavor. It is important to note that when we say green we do not mean it is not ripened, but it remains this color even when it is ready to be harvested.




    3 Cherokee tomatoes


    120 gr of flour

    1125 ml butter milk (US original recipe) or whole milk

    2 eggs

    80g cornmeal

    200 gr breadcrumbs




    Cut the tomatoes into slices about 1cm and add salt

    Mix the buttermilk (or milk) and the eggs in a bowl

    Put the flour, conrnmeal, and breadcrumbs in another bowl

    Dip the tomato slices in the eggs mix and then pass them through the second one

    Fry them in hot oil for 2-5 min until golden and crunchy

    Serve them as a side dish or for a pleasant afternoon snack

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