Tomato Chocolate Cherry

A dark brown/black heritage cherry tomato on indeterminate plants.


This pretty chocolate almost black skinned cherry tomato has a sharp flavour unusual in black tomatoes. Very similar to (but slightly larger than) Rosella, it keeps well and seems less prone to splitting than Rosella. Its a different colour to Brown Berry (duskier brown). We grew this in 2015 and would grow it again in the rotation of Brown/Black cherry tomatoes.

Its history (as far as I can find on the web) is that it was developed by Aaron Whaley whilst trying to develop a plant better than Black Cherry. I would probably agree with him. Like all black cherry tomatoes they are good in salads but tend to be a bit too juicy for cooking.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Small (15 grams)
  • Fruit Colour: Brown/Black
  • Flesh Colour: Red/Purple
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Ripe Days: Early
  • Taste: Bright & Sharp
  • Our Source: Pennard Plants
  • Origin: USA – Aaron Whaley
  • Alternatives: Rosella, Brown Berry, Black Cherry
  • Fruit per Truss: 6-10
  • Truss Spacing: 12 inches

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Updated: 13/01/2024