Chocolate Drop Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) A heirloom variety that produces a continuum of dark red-brown, bell shaped drops of sweetness. This variety is similar to Chocolate Pear but with better disease resistance and somewhat larger, ovular fruit. We have grown both and find this strain superior to the 'pear'. Indeterminate plants require some support to keep heavy yielding branches off the ground.
70 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.