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PlantFiles: 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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One vendor has this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A large pink black Ukrainian beefsteak.


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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