Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Amazon Chocolate'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Amazon Chocolate
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Black

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Potato Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama

San Diego, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Ocala, Florida

Memphis, Tennessee

Elgin, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 19, 2011, blk_vegan from Memphis, TN wrote:

This is an absolutely superb dark tomato. The flavor is splendid and the fruit itself is quite gorgeous. This was my favorite variety in 2010. It held up quite well in the heat and humidity of my area. It my not be quite stable yet as it tends to exhibit both leaf types but i haven't noticed a discernable difference in the actual fruit. Production is average but it throws some nice size " 'maters". This plant deserves a place in any tomato lover's garden. A winner.

Positive

On Jul 31, 2010, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Amazon Chocolate is a very compact plant (mine was RL) that produces an abundance of large beefsteaks. The flavor is outstanding, rich, and earthy. It starting producing mid-season for me. It had a little problem with BER early on, but it cleared up and it was fine after that. I would definitely grow Amazon Chocolate again.

Positive

On Jun 14, 2008, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Avg productivity of great tasting 6-12 oz pink-black beefsteaks. Origin/history unknown, doesn't resemble any of the PL pink-blacks (clear epidermis) that I've grown before. Compact indet, PL plants.

Neutral

On Aug 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large pink black Ukrainian beefsteak.