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Old January 17, 2014   #2
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To get good crops out of Cherokee Purple -- or almost all 1/2 pound and up size fruits, be sure your available Potash is in a 3:2 ratio with available Nitrogen; i.e., 3 parts available Potash to 2 parts available Nitrogen. Also, amortized across the growing season in the hydroponic environment you will want to use 1/4 pound available Nitrogen per plant.

Now ... I understand that Cherokee Purple can be shall we say, grouchy? I have found that "Black From Tula" is a far more predictable cropper and has less of a heat requirement (in terms of degree-days) to maturity than Cherokee Purple.
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