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Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

Heirloom Tomato Roundup

A visual guide to 12 of our favorite varieties, with recipes to showcase each.

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Cherokee Purple tomato
Randy Mayor

Cherokee Purple

As the name implies, this meaty beefsteak variety has a deep purple color that tends toward brown or black. The firm, juicy, sweet-tart flesh, along with its jammy hue, often leads people to find the flavor evocative of a spicy zinfandel wine. Indeed, it has similar vegetal undertones that are balanced with a natural sweetness.

View Recipe: Ham and Cheese Tartines with Cherokee Purple Tomato Salad

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