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30/35 seeds

Cultivation: easy

Seed saving. beginner

Tazmanian Chocolate Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

  • Tasmanian Chocolate Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum): this is one of our favorite amongst the varieties, it has given us many satisfactions for numerous characteristics.The plant reaches a little less than one meter, the berries are of a good size for this type of tomatoes, they reach 200 grams. They are round, slightly ribbed, the pulp is  firm and a bit watery, the taste is the perfect balance between sweet and acid .
     Although it is not an overly productive plant, it makes up for it with the size of the fruit. This variety holds a distinctive colour, red-brownish with numerous shades, sun exposure helps develop the anthocyanins responsible for it. Another important feature we discovered, almost by chance, context: during the first year of cultivation: at this stage each variety is grown in an isolated garden where it is the only one of the species in order to avoid phytosanitary problems and make sure to avoid marked hybridisation. Since this is a very early variety, we harvested really early and"abandoned" the garden,  to itself, that is, we stopped removing spontaneous plants and doing routine checks. The irrigation remained, because there were other plants on the row,  (of different families). To our surprise we found that there was exceptional resistance of the plant to competition with spontaneous ones: these often lead to pest infestations, exposure to fungal diseases, as well as the absorption of open irrigation water; however, our little Tazmanian continued to quietly to produce, we hence ended harvesting them for a second time from amongst the herbs that had completely hid the plants, the berries were well-formed and of great good taste, we were amazed. Such a variety
     produces lots of satisfaction and pride. The plant has
     bushy habit, it doesn't require trimming (cutting of the axillary shoots), or support, it also doesn't suffer from apical rot.
     As all dwarf varieties, it is perfect for vase cultivation, small gardens, and for those who are forced to cultivate in the greenhouse, where it adapts well to forcing and takes up very little space.
     Dwarf/cherry tomatoes on our farm come from traditional varieties, they can not be defined as antique/heirloom, but they are clearly all reproducible not at all F1's.
    It takes about 65 days after transplant, this little heroe is suitable for cold climates.
     Warning: this variety is not only determine but dwarf.

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