Chocolate Stripes Tomato Seeds
Info: If you would like to grow something really unusual in your garden, then why not choose the Chocolate Stripes Tomato, a beautiful and rare variety with a pleasant aroma and firm fruit flesh. The fruits ripen to a beautiful chocolate brown colour with green and orange stripes, are slightly ribbed and weigh up to approx. 200 g. The flavour has a fine sweetness and a balanced slight sourness. They are excellent for use in salads, fresh consumption, and for cooking. As the tomatoes ripen relatively late, it is recommended to grow them in a protected space.
Care: You can grow the Chocolate Stripes tomatoes inside the house, in a greenhouse or outdoors. The optimal germination temperature is between 20 and 25°C, and germination occurs after 8 - 14 days. You can speed up the germination process if you leave the seeds to soak overnight in a damp cloth. You should wait until after the last frost to plant your chosen plants.
Tomatoes need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil which is kept moist (but not wet!). They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more.
|Type||Chocolate Stripes Tomato|
|Optimal germination temperature||20 - 25 °C|
|Sowing||February - April|
|Germination period||8 - 14 days|
|Plant growth habit||approx. 150 - 200 cm in height, stake tomatoes|
|Fruit appearance||flat-round, slightly ribbed, chocolate brown-green-orange striped, approx. 150 - 230 g|
|Taste||flavourful, pleasant sweetness/sourness|
|Harvest||from the beginning of August to the beginning of September|
|Origin||Ohio / USA|