Rich, dark purpley brown skin over pink flesh, fruits average around 6 oz. The flavor is deep and sweet/acid and smokey. Potato-leaved vines are sturdy, supporting many small clusters of fruits.
I am partial to potato-leaved varieties for their strong vines, disease and sun scald resistance and ability to endure even the worst treatment a gardener can inflict on them. (Yes, another reason for you to try this one.)
HISTORY: In 2011 I was sent seed labeled 'Chocolate Cherry' by Earl Bassett (MI). The following year, when I planted those seeds it was obvious that they were crossed as many of them came up PL (potato leaf) and Chocolate Cherry is RL (regular leaf). I grew out the off-types and selected for the most superior variant.
Sold in a 3.5" pot.
CHOCOLATE CHERRY BEEFSTEAK
GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
LEAF TYPE: Potato
FRUIT CLASS: Beefsteak
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe, slightly oval.
FRUIT SIZE: Large
FRUIT COLOR: Pruple/Brown
ORIGIN: Open-pollinated. Bee Cross and stablilized by Michigan Heirlooms.