Chocolate Princess

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Chocolate Princess
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black, brown
Fruit shape round, oval
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad, slicer
Variety type unstable segregation line
Country Canada


indet., regular leaf, 1.5-2" round chocolate colored fruit with dark green shoulders, very beautiful and different from any dark-colored saladette/large cherry tomatoes I have seen before. Very good strong flavor.
2012 growout 
Plant #1 - brown/black round fruits, 2-2.5" in diameter. Plant #2 - small green fruits with yellow epidermis, some are flattened. Plant #3 - larger chocolate brown/black fruits, 4-6 oz, flattened and ruffled, beefsteak shape, very beautiful.

Seed source:

B.C SA D 08 (Denise Salmon, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (F2 seeds) / Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market, BC, Canada 2006

Year grown: 2010, 2011 (crop failure), 2012

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Denise Salmon of Vancouver, BC, Canada found a yellow/bi-colored off-type fruit in the box of green-when ripe tomatoes labeled Tennessee Green sold by a local vendor at Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in 2006. The sale person told Denise that this fruit was found in the field of Tennessee Green tomatoes. Denise bought the off-type colored fruit, saved seeds and shared them with Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) in 2007.
  • Tatiana grew out 6 plants from these seeds in 2010, and one plant produced chocolate colored cherry tomatoes, which was totally unexpected. The only explanation for a black cherry type to appear from a bi-color beefsteak tomato is that the bi-color beefsteak itself was crossed with a dark cherry tomato.
  • Further growouts are needed to stabilize this variety.


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Facts about Chocolate PrincessRDF feed
CountryCanada +
Fruit colorblack + and brown +
Fruit shaperound + and oval +
Fruit sizesmall +
Fruit typesalad + and slicer +
Growth habitindet. +
Leafregular +
Maturitymidseason +
MemberB.C KO T +
Variety typeunstable segregation line +
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