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Old June 23, 2013   #1
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Default Sunchocola

Sunchocola is another sister line of Sungold. For those that thought this would have that fruity Sungold flavor you are going to be disappointed.

It is a pretty good tomato and worthy of growing, however, the seed is expensive.

It is much larger than Sungold, and not even close to as good.

Did anyone else grow this one?
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Old June 23, 2013   #2
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i have a few sunchocola plants growing this year but havent tasted any yet.

i'm mainly trying it because i wasnt thrilled with the dark colored cherries i've previously grown but i like having the dark cherries for color contrast in recipes.

instead of comparing it to sungold, how does it compare to black cherry and chocolate cherry?
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Old June 23, 2013   #3
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Grew a couple Sunchocolas last year. Great plant, very productive until it just kept getting beat down by the extended heat and drought, but it never stopped. When the weather finally cooled off it bit, it came back to life like gangbusters but the fruit started splitting when it rained in the fall, but up to then all the fruit was sound.

I agree it does not compare to Sun Gold w/re to intenseness of flavor. And yes the fruit is a bit larger than Sun Gold.

Made some crosses to other purple and black tomatoes using Sunchocola pollen last summer, and I'm growing those instead of Sunchocola this summer. Bought seeds for the green when ripe sister line, but failed to plant them.
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I just got some Sunchocola from the greenmarket. If you're going to compare them to Sungold, then yes, you are going to be disappointed, but it has a nice taste on its own.

I think I am going to save some of the seeds to grow out next year; I'll be curious how they would grow out.
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I grew some Sunchocola F2 seeds out this summer, and got both dark (so-called black) and some red cherries. The red cherries were very deep crimson, and were far better flavored than the "black" cherries.
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I grew some Sunchocola F2 seeds out this summer, and got both dark (so-called black) and some red cherries. The red cherries were very deep crimson, and were far better flavored than the "black" cherries.

if let to ripen long enough my sunchocola has a red tinge to them and thats when they're at their best
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