Chocolate Stripes Tomato

R26.95

Solanum lycopersicum

A real prize!

Huge tomatoes, these indeterminate regular leaf tomatoes are a real prize in the garden. The colouring is a deep brownish-purple with bold green stripes that really stands out. The flavour is sublime with deep sweet tomato flavours. If you are a fan of black tomatoes, this is going to be a winner for you.

Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 200+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety will be best trained up a string or in a wire cage, however, it is also suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space. Will produce continuously.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 17°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Tender/Annual
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 60 cm/90 cm
  • Days to harvest: 90 days
  • Seed treatment: These seeds will benefit from bottom heat, however, it will germinate without it. The additional heat stimulates germination, gives even germination and speeds up the process.


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