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Tasmanian Chocolate Tomato
'Tasmanian Chocolate' tomatoes.
Tasmanian Chocolate Tomato
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Tasmanian Chocolate Certified Naturally Grown Seed Certified Naturally Grown Seed

85 days, tree-type — The plants of 'Tasmanian Chocolate' have dark green, regular leaf,  rugose foliage, stout central stems, and grows to three to four feet in height. Perfect for a large pot or garden. The fruits are oblate, ranging from five to twelve ounces, and ripen to a deep mahogany color. Flavor is full, balanced and delicious.

'Tasmanian Chocolate' originated from a cross between 'New Big Dwarf' (an historic large fruited pink dwarf) and 'Paul Robeson', made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia. The variety was further selected and named by Linda Reid of Tasmania. Now past its ninth generation, it is a quite stable open-pollinated variety but still may produce the occasional off-type plant.

Others involved in its development were Craig LeHoullier, Lee Newman, Greg Fee, Michael Volk, Tim McElroy, Howard Kushner, Paul Fish and Bill Minkey. This was a Victory Seed Company introduction for 2011 and one of the first dwarf varieties from the "Dwarf Tomato Project." Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.

In an effort to keep this variety available to home gardeners, 'Tasmanian Chocolate' has been released by "The Dwarf Tomato Project" (the breeder) to the public under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, if you save seeds or use 'Tasmanian Chocolate' to breed a new variety, you pledge not to restrict others' use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives. To learn more about this program, click here.
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Sugar bombs!
This dwarf is delicious, super sweet and refreshing.

Grown in a 7.5 gallon pot on the patio.

For me this dwarf was surprisingly late compared to my other dark tomatoes and the 30" plant and its fruits were smaller than expected with most averaging 2-4 oz. The fruits were ruffled and pleated. Quite pretty actually and the color is a beautiful shade of a dark brick orange.

The lower than expected production was likely affected by our month long record setting heat.

Compared side to side, and slice to slice with it's parents Paul Robeson and the superb New Big Dwarf, mine is different in both size and taste.

My smallest ruffled fruits are delightful little sugar bombs! The larger 3-4 oz sized fruits you can taste the Paul Robeson which makes for better balance given the intense sweetness.

I plan to regrow this variety again, as I only grew one plant this year. Maybe it was too hot this year on the patio or I had an atypical plant, but Tasmanian Chocolate deserves another grow out for sure!
Reviewed by: Shelley P Hauser from Zone 6a Spokane, WA. on 8/19/2015
Color of Cherokee a short plant!
We were thrilled when a nice chocolate colored, good sized dwarf showed up in our project. Though not the absolutely best flavored of the dwarfs (to my taste buds, anyway - though some people at Tomatopalooza just loved it!), it is productive, good sized and lets people who are space challenged grow a unique colored, tasty, good sized tomato in a 5 gallon pot on their patio! Looking forward to hearing from others on what they think of this one!
Reviewed by: Craig LeHoullier from Raleigh, NC. on 6/29/2011
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