That should be a fun wide cross. The F1 might be a bit boring maybe a saladette sized red, but the F2 should be pretty exciting with yellows and reds, a range of sizes up to that of Cherokee Purple and several shapes and flavors.
What's your goal or goals from the cross?
Western Montana gardener and botanist in zone 6a according to 2012 zone update.
Gardening on lakebed sediments with 7 inch silty clay loam topsoil, 7 inch clay accumulation layer underneath, have added sand in places.
I would like to get larger clusters of Cherokee Purple tasting tomatoes. Large or small, it just depends on the flavor and texture. I would really like less cracking and longer shelflife as CP doesn't hold that well. If I can get the tomatoes to hold on the vine without falling when ripe that would be a bonus too. Cherry tomatoes tend to fall off by themselves or when harvesting. CP takes a little effort to get off the vine. If I can find the best of both worlds. I will gladly take it.
I'm doing something similar this year. Cherokee Purple X an unknown but very productive cherry tomato from last year. Trying for small quick growing tomatoes with the excellent flavor of Cherokee Purples. Hoping to minimize cracking & blossom end rot issues.
Good luck & welcome to permies.
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I'm working on a CPxEarly girl with the objective of going for larger numbers with all the CP characteristics.
I'm also going to be doing a CP cross with Kola Lofthouse's new tomato, those seeds will be sent back to him with some kept for a second cross with CP.
Here's a few pictures I took about a week or so ago. Both of them are much larger then in these pictures. Cherokee Purple formed a leaf mutation as well. You should be able to spot it in the picture. Sorry for the blurriness my camera had a smudge on the lens. Barry's Crazy Cherry is doing remarkably well. I also started some Black Beauty and True Black Brandywine to make some extra crosses. The CP I got from baker creek doesn't really resemble the few I grew out 7 or 8 years ago from Landreth's seedbank. Really wished I would of saved seeds from that particular stock. If this CP doesn't pan out then I'll scrap it and try new seeds or get new stock from another source. I really need to plant a bunch of them and select the best representation.
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