Are Chocolate Cherry tomatoes f1 hybrids?

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Are Chocolate Cherry tomatoes f1 hybrids?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:20 pm

I've been trying to find out whether this variety, Chocolate Cherry, is open pollinated or an f1. None of the seed companies have listed it with an f1 next to the name, but a lot of them seem to have stopped listing this on all their seeds.

Also it looks very much like the variety Black Cherry and I wonder if these are the same, if so it is an heirloom variety and will come true to type if I save seeds for next year. I'm going to save some anyway as it is productive and a good flavour so it will be interesting to see what I get.

Does anyone know anything about this variety?
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Re: Are Chocolate Cherry tomatoes f1 hybrids?

Postby alan refail » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:51 pm

Hi PP

Chocolate Cherry is definitely open pollinated and self-pollinating. You can confidently save seeds from it. I had it from Ben at real seeds and he doesn't do F1. It's been called (by my grandson-in-law) the best tomato he's ever tasted.

Ninth variety down the page.

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/tomatoes_vines.html
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Re: Are Chocolate Cherry tomatoes f1 hybrids?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:44 pm

Thanks Alan, I hadn't looked for tomatoes on the Real Seeds website but I usually put in an order with them for other things.
I can't remember where I got the seeds, were they one of our free gifts with the magazine.

I went on an excellent seed saving course they ran a few years ago before they moved to their present home.

Do you think it is the same as the Black cherry variety, I wondered if they had given it a more appealing name and called it a new variety for commercial reasons.
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Re: Are Chocolate Cherry tomatoes f1 hybrids?

Postby Frankd013 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:36 pm

PLUMPUDDING wrote:Thanks Alan, I hadn't looked for tomatoes on the Real Seeds website but I usually put in an order with them for other things.
I can't remember where I got the seeds, were they one of our free gifts with the magazine.

I went on an excellent seed saving course they ran a few years ago before they comparateur assurance chien moved to their present home.

Do you think it is the same as the Black cherry variety, I wondered if they had given it a more appealing name and called it a new variety for commercial reasons.

Nothing on the pack to explain so I assumed maybe bred on to be hardier & stand longer
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