A cheeky champion tomato
Dwarf Chocolate Champion is another variety of the DWARF TOMATO PROJECT. It is a regular leaf mid-season dwarf tomato variety that produces an abundance of oblate medium fruit that ripen to a brick red chocolate hue. It originated from a cross made by Patrina Nuske Small between Golden Dwarf Champion and Cherokee Chocolate and named Cheeky. The flavor is well balanced and mild. Chocolate Champion was selected and named by Ray South. This variety has been pledged to the OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative).
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Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Leave 50 cm distance between plants.