Black tomato varieties are gaining more and more popularity among gardeners. And this is not surprising, since they are less likely to cause allergies, taste good and are suitable both for salads and for all types of culinary processing. In addition, they are dietary and contain a lot of nutrients.
Tomato variety "Shokoladka" is characterized by high productivity and good taste. And these are not its only attractive qualities. And you can learn more about it from our article. Read the full description of the variety, get acquainted with the peculiarities of its cultivation and characteristics.
Tomato variety "Chocolate F1": variety description
|Variety name||Chocolate bar|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate hybrid|
|Ripening period||115-120 days|
|Color||Brown with green stripes|
|Average weight of tomatoes||30-40 grams|
|Variety yield||6 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Disease resistant|
This is an interdeterminant mid-season hybrid. The height of the bush can reach 2 m. The stem requires support or trellis. Aging time 115 - 120 days. From 9 to 11 fruits are formed on one brush.
The variety "Chocolate F1" is close to the variety "Chocolate F1". This is also a black tomato, but it differs from "Chocolate" in the size of the fruit. They are much larger and have a different shape. Variety "Chocolate" is suitable for growing in the open field and in the greenhouse. Differs in resistance to fungal and viral diseases, as well as to temperature extremes.
- The fruits of "Chocolate" are rather small - 30-40 g.
- Elongated plum-shaped.
- The color of unripe fruits is green, ripe tomatoes are brown in color with dark green stripes.
The fruit tastes sweet and juicy. Fruits of "Chocolate" are small-chambered, have a smooth skin. Due to its elongated shape, small size and smoothness, it is well tolerated for transportation and storage.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Chocolate bar||30-40 grams|
|Wonder of the world||70-100 grams|
|Miracle of the garden||500-1500 grams|
|Icicle Black||80-100 grams|
|Chocolate bar||30-40 grams|
Below you can see the photos of the Chocolate F1 tomatoes:
The “Shokoladka” tomato variety was included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements, approved for use, in 2007. Bred by Russian breeders, it is not a genetically modified variety. The variety is suitable for growing in the southern and middle lane, to the north - only in greenhouses. The yield of the variety is on average 6 kg per 1 sq. m.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Chocolate bar||6 kg per square meter|
|Union 8||15-19 kg per square meter|
|Balcony miracle||2 kg per bush|
|Red dome||17 kg per square meter|
|Aphrodite F1||5-6 kg per bush|
|Locomotive||12-15 kg per square meter|
|Severenok f1||3.5-4 kg per bush|
|Sanka||15 kg per square meter|
|Katyusha||17-20 kg per square meter|
|The miracle of the lazy||8 kg per square meter|
The term for planting seeds for seedlings in open ground is April, in a greenhouse - a little earlier. In open ground, seedlings are planted in May, when the threat of the last frost has passed. Harvest time is from July to September.
For this variety, the formation of one stem is preferable, therefore the plant requires pinching... It is necessary to cut off all the stepsons, leaving the ovaries. When the tip begins to bifurcate, one of them must be pinched off. When pinching off stepchildren, it is better to leave a small stump, this will slow down the formation of new ones. If the lower branches with fruits are strongly inclined to the ground, it is better to protect them from this contact by tying the brushes. This will help prevent infection with fungal diseases.
On bushes planted in a greenhouse or in open ground, as they grow, you need to thin out the leaves in order to improve oxygen access and ensure airing of the bush. Considering that the "Chocolate" variety is considered dietary and is often used in the diet of children and in medical diets, it is undesirable to use chemical fertilizers in large quantities when growing it.
It is recommended to make only organic fertilizing. Tomatoes of this variety are characterized by a high content of lycopene, which has antioxidant properties. It also helps to normalize cholesterol metabolism and helps weight loss. In addition, chocolate tomatoes are a good way to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Diseases and pests
In general, Shokoladka is disease-resistant. In order to minimize the risk of disease, it is necessary to disinfect them before planting seeds, steam the planting soil. If late blight is found, it is better to treat it at the very beginning of the disease. Barrier and Barrier fluids are suitable. They will be more effective if diluted in 30 ° water. Cladosporiosis is well treated in the initial stage with fungicidal preparations. Other fungal diseases characteristic of tomatoes are also treated.
Viral diseases, if a single bush is affected by them, there is no point in treating them. It is better to immediately remove and destroy the affected bush, until the entire plantation has become infected.
Tasty and versatile in use "Chocolate" tomatoes are very good in salads in combination with green salad leaves and cucumbers. Small fruits are great for whole fruit canning.
|Late ripening||Early ripe||Mid late|
|Bobcat||Black bunch||Golden raspberry miracle|
|Russian size||Sweet bunch||Abakan pink|
|King of Kings||Kostroma||French bunch|
|Long Keeper||Buyan||Yellow banana|
|Grandma's gift||Red bunch||Titanium|
|Podsinsky miracle||The president||Slot|
|American ribbed||Summer resident||Krasnobay|