85 days — This was a Victory Seed Company introduction for 2011 and one of the dwarf varieties from the "Dwarf Tomato Project." The plants have dark green, regular leaf, rugose foliage, stout central stems, and grows to three to four feet in height. Perfect for a large pot or garden. The fruits are oblate, ranging from five to twelve ounces, and ripen to a deep mahogany color. Flavour is full, balanced and delicious.
'Tasmanian Chocolate' originated from a cross between 'New Big Dwarf' (an historic large fruited pink dwarf) and 'Paul Robeson', made in 2006 by Patrina Nuske Small in Australia. The variety was further selected and named by Linda Reid of Tasmania. Now in its ninth generation, it is a quite stable open-pollinated variety but still may produce the occasional off-type plant.