Chocolate Cherry is an exquisite variety that produces an abundance of sweet cherry tomatoes with brown stripes. The unusual colour makes a great addition to any dish.
Chocolate Cherry is a true gourmet variety, that produces an abundance of beautiful, sweet cherry tomatoes with brown stripes. No wonder it is called Chocolate Cherry! With its unusual colour it makes a great addition to your salads.
These cherry tomatoes are best grown in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil, and preferably in a greenhouse or sheltered area outdoors. Its tall and upright growing saves space, but at the same, time it needs supporting. Make sure to water and fertilise regularly and remove the suckers – then the tomatoes will keep coming all summer. For better fruiting, shake the flower buds lightly. To get the most out of these tasty beauties, harvest them one or two days before they are fully ripe and then let them ripen out in the sun.
February - March
June - October
Start pre-cultivating your Chocolate Cherry tomatoes in March, 8-10 weeks before replanting outdoors. Keep the cultivation moist, preferably covering it with plastic or using a mini greenhouse. Make sure to keep a temperature of 18-21°C. Once shoots appear, place them in a bright, cooler area and use additional lighting in darker months. Then, when the plants can be handled, transplant 1 per pot of fertilised soil and transplant them gradually. When the night temperature is minimum 8°C you can replant your tomatoes outside.
How to cultivate