Of Cherokee Indian origin, this is a pre-1890 Tennessee heirloom that yields large fruits up to 12 ounces that are smooth with slightly ridged shoulders. It?s dusky rose/purple color is so dark it is often referred as a "black" tomato. Fruits are sweet and rich in flavor. Seeds for this tomato were sent to Craig Le Houllier in the 1980?s by J.D. Green of Servierville, Tennessee, whose ancestors received the strain from local Cherokee Indians. 85 Days.