This stunning new cocktail cherry tomato from Oregon State University, produces strong-flavoured fruit, which is deepest chocolate brown with rosy undersides and deep red tasty flesh. With very high anthocyanin levels, it produces huge yields of 2-2.5 cm fruit with quite incredible potential for up to 500-1,000 per plant under ideal conditions. Bred by Dr Jim Myers using traditional plant breeding techniques, the colour comes from wild tomatoes found in the Galapagos Islands and Peru. (Cordon)
Coverseeds only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, eg a window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. Around time of last frost, set seedlings into pots. Remove side-shoots and support the plant.