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Russian Chocolate

About Russian Chocolate

Russian Chocolate, AKA Shokoladnyi. Russian commercial variety. The name means ‘Chocolate’ in Russian, which refers to the fruit color. Introduced to North America by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus in the late 2000s as Russian Chocolate. First introduced to SSE by Neil Lockhart of IL in 2007 as Russian Chocolate.
Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces 6-12 oz., reddish brown fruit the great flavor associated with black tomatoes. Yields are very good.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Salad / Slicer
Flavor Profile
Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Black
Fruit Color
Brown
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Medium
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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