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Tomato 'Chocolate Stripes'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

Yellow

Red

Brown

Striped

Bicolor

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Created heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

The bush seemed vibrant at first, but the plant did not handle the high heat in my yard well AT ALL. 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. Worth trying.

Positive

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

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

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

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

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.

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