Tomato 'De Barao Chornyy' AKA 'Chocolate Berry' Seeds

Produces beautiful 3-4 oz. egg-shaped, purplish-brown, dense tomatoes.

Availability: In stock

All orders are hand packaged and may take up to 2 weeks to ship.


Russian name: Де Барао Чёрный (De Barao Chyornyi). First introduced in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook by Glenn Drowns, Iowa, the owner of Sand Hill Preservation Center. This high yielding variety produces beautiful 3-4 oz. egg-shaped, purplish-brown, dense tomatoes. Excellent for fresh eating in salads and canning. They tolerate transport and storage, and have an excellent flavor, being sweet and rich.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Open Pollinated (OP) Yes
Usage Canning, Fresh, salad
Fruit Color Black, Brown
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25