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Tomato 'Shokoladnyi'. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2012, 2018

Accession: 90

Seed Source: Original seed from Dan & Val McMurray of Wynndel, BC.


2018 Did not do well for me this year - not sure if it was the high temps at night, or cool spring, but very little production. Tsygan is the better variety for this area I think, while this variety might be better suited to damper climates. 2 lbs/plant.

Compact, bushy plant. Produces delicious 2" fruit, somewhat similar to Tsygan in growth, but fruit is more red and less brown in colour. Did well even in poor weather and being set out late. Approx 70 days.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Medium (3ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Mid (70 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Black/Brown

Flesh colour: Brown/Green

Fruit Shape: Globular

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Excellent

Average Fruit Diameter: 2"

Average Fruit Length: 2"

Average Fruit Weight: 113gr (4oz)

Other Observations

  • Did well in damper weather.


  • Russian commercial variety introduced to North America via Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus.
  • Name translates to "Chocolate" from Russian.