Chocolate Cherry

  • Sunlight: Sunshine
  • Production: 1 inch
  • Days for the Harvest: 70 days
  • Plant Sizes: 6 to 8 feet
  • Plant Type: Undetermined

Chocolate Cherry is a confusing name until you try this reddish-black "heilroom" cherry tomato. Put one in your mouth. Close your eyes and you will feel an infinite pleasure when the tasty taste of this cherry tomato reaches your palate. This variety is ideal for preparing snacks and snacks, is delicious in salads and irresistible in the vine. In addition, it has quickly become an indispensable tomato. The only problem is that the ripe fruit is hidden between the dark green leaves. The harvest becomes a daily treasure hunt with delicious rewards for effort.

For your orchard, we recommend hybrid tomatoes and "heirloom", since hybrids are generally more productive and resistant to diseases.

Plant tomatoes from spring (after the last frost) until the early days of summer. If you buy the plants ahead of time, you can keep them on a sunny sill until the weather gets warmer. For planting ahead of time, protect plants with a protective cover.

Separation of plants: 36 inches of separation in conventional rows; 24 to 30 inches in intensive crop orchards. Plants per person: 2 to 3.

Secrets to Success

Support the vigorous vine with an 8-foot stake, trellis or wire cage. Fertilize your plants throughout the growing stage with Bonnie Herb & Vegetable Plant Food, excellent for plants and good for the land.

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Harvest and Use

Collect a source of mature tomatoes from the plants to prepare sandwiches or a delicious salad. If you have problems with the birds, pick them up in advance for a day or two to mature inside. Distribute them in a simple layer at the kitchen counter.

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  • Varieties Grape, Husky Cherry Red, Juliet, Sun Sugar, Super Sweet 100 or Yellow Pear for a mixture of bright colors of cherry tomatoes.
  • Varieties Big Beef, Goliath, Park's Whopper or Red Beefsteak (undetermined types) for hybrid-sized tomatoes
  • Bush Goliath, Homestead, Mountain Pride or Patio varieties for medium tomatoes that come from specific vines suitable for small spaces or pots. >
  • Bush Early Girl (determined) or Early Girl (undetermined) for the first crop.
  • Rome variety for cooking and preparing heavy sauces
  • Varieties Bonnie Select VFFNTA, BHN 602 VF123SW, Amelia VF123NStSW or Talladega VFFTSWSt for broad resistance to disease.