Chocolate Cherry' tomatoes—doesn't just the name make you hungry? These 1" purplish-red, delectable tomatoes are great for snacking on and add a little sweetness to salads and pastas. The prolific vines bear seemingly endless trusses with 6–8 crack-resistant fruits that will keep you coming back for harvest after harvest.
• Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
• Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting
• Family: Solanaceae
• Native: Andes
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
• Variety Information: Purplish-red, 1" round fruits in clusters of 6 to 8.
• Type: Indeterminate, Cherry
• When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: ⅛"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"
• Row Spacing: 36"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"
• Harvesting: 'Chocolate Cherry' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when they are purplish red and have a slight give when gently squeezed.