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'Shokoladnyi' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Shokoladnyi' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Brown and   Rifle green.

Excellent production on a compact plant, produces 4-8 oz black/brown fruit. Excellent flavour, has some green shouldering. Regular leaf. Indeterminate. 75 days.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Shokoladnyi is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Shokoladnyi originates from.

Shokoladnyi Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Shokoladnyi have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Shokoladnyi

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Shokoladnyi is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Shokoladnyi are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Shokoladnyi likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Shokoladnyi from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Shokoladnyi about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Shokoladnyi

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Shokoladnyi is a tender plant.

Harvesting Shokoladnyi

Tomato Shokoladnyi Etymology

The name means “Chocolate” in Russian, referring to the colour of the fruit’s skin.

Shokoladnyi folklore & trivia

Russian commercial variety, introduced to North America by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus.

Other Names for Tomato 'Shokoladnyi'

Wokoladnyj, Russian Chocolate, Chocolate Russian

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