Tomato, Brandywine

Solanum lycopersicum
$2.99 to $27.50
SKU: 1479
  • Deep red fruits grow to 8-12 ounces
  • Excellent flavor
  • Very productive
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 80 days from transplant
  • ±8,900 seeds/oz

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Tomato, Brandywine Description

(aka Red Brandywine) The original Brandywine introduced by Johnson and Stokes in 1889 from seeds they received from a customer in Ohio. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Large vines produce deep red 8-12 ounce fruits. Excellent flavor. Very productive. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant. ±8,900 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.