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Tomato 'Chocolate Stripes'     

Solanum lycopersicum

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Chocolate Stripes is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Chocolate Stripes'. 'Chocolate Stripes' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Banana yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Brown and   Rifle green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Large vining plants (need staking), produces dark red fruit streaked with dark green/brown stripes. Large beefsteak-type fruit, 3-4" in diameter. Fruit is nonuniform, and is similar to that of Purple Calabash, and has a complex earthy, rich, sweet flavour. Regular leafed plant.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Chocolate Stripes is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

United States is believed to be where Chocolate Stripes originates from.

Chocolate Stripes 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 Chocolate Stripes have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chocolate Stripes

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Indeterminate, blight resistant

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chocolate Stripes 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 Chocolate Stripes are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Chocolate Stripes needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Chocolate Stripes 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 Chocolate Stripes about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Chocolate Stripes

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

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

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Chocolate Stripes about 14 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Chocolate Stripes

Fruit will be primarily a red/brown, and faint dark green striping will appear.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Chocolate Stripes folklore & trivia

Developed by John Siegel of Covington, Ohio this is a very attractive bicolor tomato. A cross between a Schimmeig Creg and a pink beefsteak.

Other Names for Tomato 'Chocolate Stripes'

Chocolate striped

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