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About Chocolate Stripes
Developed by John Siegel of Covington, Ohio, from a cross between Schimmeig Creg and a pink beefsteak and introduced to SSE by Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio in 2007. One of the Top 3 “best-tasting” tomatoes of the 2006 and 2007 Gary Ibsen’s Carmel TomatoFest event. Large, indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants yield a plentiful crop of 3-4 inch, mahogany colored with dark, olive green-striping (similar to black zebra). Fruits have delicious, complex, rich, sweet, earthy tomato flavors. Chocolate Stripe, another desirable ‘black tomato,” is an excellent tomato and a fine choice for your tomato garden. Produces well into the autumn. A great sandwich tomato and salad tomato.
- Culinary Use
- Salad / Slicer
- Flavor Profile
- Smokey / Sweet / Well-balanced
- Flesh Color
- Fruit Color
- Brown / Green / Striped
- Fruit Shape
- Fruit Size
- Leaf Type
- Plant Type
- Solanum lycopersicum
- Open Pollinated
Frequently Asked Tomato Questions
What are Chocolate Stripes tomatoes best used for?
Chocolate Stripes tomatoes are stunning in salads because of their colors.
What is the best way to grow Chocolate Stripes tomatoes?
The best way to grow Chocolate Stripes tomatoes is to plant them up a trellis, they are quite viney and need support.
How far apart should I plant Chocolate Stripes tomatoes?
Chocolate Stripes tomatoes should be planted about 12-18″ apart.
Are Chocolate Stripes tomatoes easy to grow?
Yes, Chocolate Stripes tomatoes are quite easy to grow.
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