Heirloom Organic Chocolate Cherry Tomato Seeds (10)
70 days from setting out transplants. Indeterminate.
Chocolate Cherry is so much more than a pretty face! These 1-inch beauties boast the most flavorful tomato tang in the family, from their delicious thin skins to their combinations of gels and solids, sweets and meats, in every bite.
Appearing in clusters of 8 all over this compact vining plant, these miniatures ripen delectably from green to lavender to richest mahogany. They have a fresh-grown flavor and texture no store-bought variety can equal, from their rich fragrance to that great bite as they are popped whole into your mouth or scattered on salads. Truly a gourmet variety, they keep coming all summer!
To make the most of this flavor, you may want to harvest these tomatoes a day or two before they are fully ripe and let them bake in the sunshine of a kitchen window. This prevents cracking and theft from birds, who also find them irresistible, and assures that each Chocolate Cherry reaches its peak of flavor. There's nothing to compare in the cherry tomato family!
8jmhhis plant reaches 5 to 6 feet high and about 3 feet wide, sometimes continuing to grow and set new fruit into autumn. It might just do for a large container, and should certainly be front and center in the vegetable garden. You MUST try this gourmet delight! Pkt is 30 seeds.Produces dense clusters of 1 in. fruits
Attractive, brick-red cherry tomatoes
Ideal for snacking, salads, canning
Heirloom, open-pollinated variety
These indeterminate plants are loaded with clusters of sweet and delicious little gems. The 1-in. cherry-like fruits are rich brick red with deep chocolate shading. These luscious treats are perfect for salads, slicing or canning with an exceptional fresh flavor that is rich and complex. 70 DAYS.
Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Chocolate Cherry'
Height: 4 - 6 feet. Indeterminate.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 -5 feet between rows.
Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after any chance of frost is past. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or trench. The stem will develop roots along its length.
Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Light Required: Full Sun
Pollinator: Self pollinating
Fruit: Attractive rich brick-red with rich brown shading. 1-inch, round, cherry-type tomatoes.
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Germination: 8 - 10 Days
Form: Vegetable, Tomato, Heirloom Tomato
Flower Form: Small yellow flowers.
Soil Requirements: Rich, deep, well-drained soil pH 5.5-6.8
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (axiullary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Comments: Clusters of delicious cherry tomatoes offer a complex sweet and delicious, gourmet flavor. Plants are loaded with these little gems, colored with a unique palette of rich reds and chocolates. Heirloom, open pollinated variety.