Chocolate Lightning Tomato
'Chocolate Lightning' dwarf tomato.

Chocolate Lightning Tomato

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Smooth, slightly oblate, 4-8 oz., chocolate colored with jagged green and gold stripes.

80 days, dwarf — The vigorous, rugose, regular leaf plants are among the taller growing of the new dwarf varieties. The plants produce excellent yields of medium sized (four to eight ounce) smooth, slightly oblate chocolate colored tomatoes with jagged green and gold stripes. The rich crimson flesh has the intense flavor of black tomatoes but with great balance.

'Chocolate Lightning' was bred by the "Dwarf Tomato Project" and introduced commercially by the Victory Seed Company for the 2015 gardening season. This variety originated with a cross between 'Dwarf Wild Fred' and 'Beauty King' made by Vince Lavallo and named "Beauty."  'Chocolate Lightning' was selected and named by Vince.

The "Beauty family" is very complex and a few surprises could result when growing this variety, with stripes of different colors. Among those who contributed to stabilizing this new dwarf variety are Robin Bort, Susan Oliverson, Lisa Moore, Patrick Sullivan, Bill Yoder, Roberto, Caro del Castillo, Desire Sommers, Jenna D’Amore, Bill Minkey, and Craig LeHoullier. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
This special dwarf tomato is a real looker.
Think of a tomato the color of Cherokee Chocolate - rich, deep brick red/brown - then add vertical jagged stripes of greenish gold. Slice and find a rich crimson interior. Another wonderful find in our Beauty family, the foliage is dense (the plant benefits from some inner leaf pruning), and it is a later setting and maturing variety. The medium sized, smooth oblate fruit are as tasty as they are eye catching. It is one of my favorites from our project.
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