70 days from transplanting. Indeterminate.
Chocolate Cherry tomatoes— doesn’t just the name make you hungry? These 1" purplish-red, delectable tomatoes are great for snacking on and add a little sweetness to salads and pastas. The prolific vines bear seemingly endless trusses with 6–8 crack-resistant fruits that will keep you coming back for harvest after harvest.
This packet yields approximately 16 plants when started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: Recommended for mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED.
6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.
Provide adequate light to produce sturdy
Harvesting: Chocolate cherry are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when they are purplish-red and have a slight give when gently squeezed. About 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plant’s remaining energy into ripening what’s left. If you have a lot of unripe tomatoes near the end of the season and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.
Artist: Marjorie Leggitt