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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Chocolate Stripes'

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: Chocolate Stripes

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2 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:
Created heirlooms

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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6 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CaliforniaGuy On Jul 19, 2014, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

The bush in my yard is pretty productive and makes good looking tomatoes. It seems hardy so far. The fruit is a little on the mild side for my personal liking, but the flavor is good, with a little zing that shows up in the aftertaste. Good texture, not too dry, nor too wet and runny. Not bad, I'd recommend giving it a try.

Positive LooneyLinda On Jun 12, 2013, LooneyLinda from Mantua, UT (Zone 4b) wrote:

Beautiful tomato. Fantastic taste. Not as productive for me as others have reported. I start many tomatoes every year and either give them away or support a fund raiser by selling them. This is my most requested large tomato.

Positive bmerryman On Aug 23, 2011, bmerryman from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Fairly productive with good taste. Catfaced slightly more than average but otherwise very satisfied with this tomato.

Positive kygreg2000 On Aug 11, 2011, kygreg2000 from Hopkinsville, KY wrote:

Excellent taste and production of 5-10 oz fruits. Vigorous plant. Will definitely grow next year.

Positive sugarpine On Jan 11, 2011, sugarpine from San Jose, CA wrote:

Chocolate Stripes was awesome! It produced a lot in less than good conditions, and the flavor was excellent, sweet and rich. The plants were very vigorous. I will grow this variety again.

Positive hurono On Jun 15, 2006, hurono from Troy, OH wrote:

Developed by John Siegel of Covington, Ohio this is a very attractive bicolor tomato. A cross between a Schimmeig Creg and a pink beefsteak. It has the attractiveness of the SC but far more flavor and larger size. This was a really good beautiful tomato.


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

Lakewood, California
San Jose, California
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Traverse City, Michigan
Troy, Ohio
Canyon, Texas

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