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Tomato Striped chocolate (Chocolate Stripes) has several more variants of the name - "Chocolate stripes", "Chocolate striped".
This unusual variety surprises with its unusual color and unique taste. You will learn more about tomatoes of this variety from our article. In it, we will present a complete description of the variety, characteristics, features of agricultural technology and a tendency to disease.
Tomato Striped chocolate: variety description
|Variety name||Striped chocolate|
|general description||Mid-season determinant variety|
|Ripening period||105-110 days|
|Color||Burgundy with red and green stripes|
|Average weight of tomatoes||500 gram|
|Variety yield||8 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
Striped chocolate is a relatively recent tomato variety. The plant is determinant - the point of termination of growth is determined, usually after 6-8 brushes. Not a standard bush.
Rhizome is powerful with horizontal development. The stem is resistant, strong, leafy. Leaves of medium size, wrinkled, "potato" type, without pubescence of a dark green color.
The inflorescence is simple, formed above the eighth leaf, then it is laid every 2 leaves. From one inflorescence up to 5 large fruits... Tomatoes Striped chocolate grow to about 150 cm in height, are mid-season varieties, fruits ripen 95 days after germination.
High resistance to many diseases... Suitable for cultivation in open ground and under film shelters, in greenhouses.
The sizes are large - up to 15 cm in diameter, the weight can reach 1 kg, the average weight is 500 g. The shape is rounded, flattened at the bottom and top.
You can see the weight of fruits of other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Striped chocolate||500 gram|
|Red Guard||230 gram|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100 grams|
|Red Arrow||70-130 grams|
|Crimson ringing||150 grams|
The highlight of the variety is the color of its ripe fruits. Burgundy (chocolate) tomatoes with numerous stripes of dark green and red colors. Unripe fruits are usually light green in color. The skin is smooth, firm, but not thick.
The pulp is fleshy, with the same lush color, it contains few seeds, and there are many chambers for them - up to 8. The amount of dry matter is low. Juicy fruits have a sugary sweet taste with a "tomato" aroma. Children like it very much.
Storage is satisfactory. Transportation is poorly tolerated.
Tomato Striped chocolate is a product of the selection of US scientists, new to our gardeners. Not included in the State Register for the Russian Federation yet. Cultivation is acceptable in all regions of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries.
Because of the unique taste, they are often consumed fresh, interestingly colored fruits will decorate many salads, and an exquisite aroma will also remain in hot snacks.
Suitable for the production of tomato products, but not for the production of juice. In conservation it shows itself just as well. Not suitable for whole-fruited pickling because of its size.
The yield is average, there are few fruits, but because of the decent size of the fruits, about 8 kg per square meter are harvested from one square meter.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Striped chocolate||8 kgs sq.m|
|Polbig||4 kg per plant|
|Kostroma||5 kg per bush|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per plant|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kg per square meter|
|Dubrava||2 kg per bush|
|Batianya||6 kg per bush|
|Pink spam||20-25 kg per square meter|
Advantages and disadvantages
The disadvantage is the cracking of the fruit at high temperatures outside.
- large fruits;
- interesting colors;
- extraordinary taste;
- fruiting all season;
- disease resistance.
A feature can be called the variety itself and its color. There is a low availability of this variety in our country. Sowing seedlings for greenhouse cultivation in mid-March, for open ground - mid-April.
The temperature for seed germination must be above 25 degrees. Seedlings appear in 6-8 days, while the temperature drops to 20 degrees.
There are a huge number of ways to grow tomato seedlings. We bring to your attention a series of articles on how to do this:
- in twists;
- in two roots;
- in peat tablets;
- without picking;
- on Chinese technology;
- in bottles;
- in peat pots;
- without land.
Planting seedlings to a permanent place in a greenhouse - early May, in open ground - early June. Planting density in the greenhouse is 2 plants per 1 sq. M, in the open field - 3 plants per 1 sq. M.
You need to plant in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight, you need some shade. Fruiting begins in greenhouse conditions in June, outdoors in July, and ends in September.
Patching in the greenhouse is recommended, the formation of a plant in 1 stem is necessary, in the open field pinching is not required. Grasshopping is carried out no more than once every 2 weeks, shoots up to 4 cm are removed, otherwise the plant itself can be damaged.
Tying is necessary... Usually, vertical trellises or individual stakes are used. Garter material - only synthetics! It does not cause rotting of the plant.
There is a good shelf life in a calm state, despite the juiciness. The harvested crop is stored in a dark, dry place..
It is very important to use the correct soil for both seedlings and mature plants in greenhouses. We will tell you about what types of soil for tomatoes exist, how to prepare the correct soil yourself and how to prepare the soil in a greenhouse in spring for planting.
Do not forget about such agrotechnical techniques when planting tomatoes as loosening, mulching, feeding.
Diseases and pests
Tomato variety Striped chocolate is resistant to powdery mildew, stem, root and fruit rot, late blight, mosaic. Not afraid of "tomato aphid" and scoop.
Preventive action is needed against the onset of disease. An unusual variety will bring only positive emotions to gardeners.
In the table below you will find links to other tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Mid-season||Mid late||Medium early|
|Marshmallow in chocolate||French bunch||Pink Bush F1|
|Gina TST||Golden raspberry miracle||Flamingo|
|Striped chocolate||Market miracle||Openwork|
|Cow heart||gold fish||Chio chio san|
|Black Prince||De Barao Red||Supermodel|
|Auria||De Barao Red||Budenovka|
|Mushroom basket||De Barao Orange||Major F1|