Cherokee Purple, Potato Leaf
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|Cherokee Purple, Potato Leaf|
|Fruit color||purple, black|
|Fruit shape||oblate, beefsteak|
- 80 days, indet., potato leaf, 6-16 oz, dark pink-purple with green shoulders, beautiful, superb taste, very productive, a favorite.
Location: Pasadena, Texas
- The potato-leaf version of Cherokee Purple that first arose in Jere Gettle's garden (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ). Jere described it as follows in the earlier Yearbooks:
- ...the best strain of Cherokee Purple I've tried yet, excellent yield, size, deep color, super flavor, large potato leaves, very sweet taste, developed by me from a potato leaf plant in 1995.
- Jere Gettle introduced it to SSE in the late 1990s.
- There is another potato-leaved version of Cherokee Purple, called Spudakee which appeared around the same time and has been propagated and privately distributed since by Bill Malin of Hillsboro, NM. It is not clear whether Spudakee and Cherokee Purple, Potato Leaf are the same or not. Both Spudakee and Gettle's version should be grown sidy-by-side and compared with regular-leaved Cherokee Purple grown at the same time to see if there really are any differences.
- Spudakee (originated from Bill Malin, Hillsboro, NM)
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2011||Sand Hill Preservation Center||2||0|
|2010||Sand Hill Preservation Center||2||0|
|2009||Sand Hill Preservation Center||2||.|
|2008||Sand Hill Preservation Center||2||.|
|2007||Sand Hill Preservation Center||2||.|