Brandywine Tomato Seeds 2385 Heirloom Vegetable. Very vigorous plants with distinctly potato plant like foliage produce deeply lobed, green shouldered, slightly purplish-red fruit weighing on average 250 g to 350 g (9-12 oz) although large fruit weighing upwards of 700 gr (1.5 lbs) are not uncommon. Indeterminate growth pattern (individual fruits ripen successively over many days).
350 seed/gram Sow seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date – use a peat moss based growing mix for germination and growing seedlings. The temperature of the seeding mix should be 21-24 C (70 – 75 F) for prompt germination. When the seedlings are 4 cm (1.75″) high, transplant each into individual peat pots – reducing temperature to 15–18 C (59 – 65 F) until planting in the garden late May. After hardening off, transplant into well-drained organic soil 60 cm (24″) apart for determinate varieties and 90 cm (36″) apart for indeterminate varieties. Tomatoes need warmth, direct sunlight & a steady supply of water. Keep plants well-watered Apply the water to the soil rather than showering down over the plants. Rotate the crop position in the garden every year. Wait three years to use the same patch in the garden. Dig out and discard diseased plants. Do not compost. It is also very important to keep plants evenly watered as fluctuations in available soil moisture can lead to a host of problems such as fruit cracking or splitting, irregular fruiting and increasing the chance of blossom end rot developing. Apply a mulch of straw around plants to protect them from soil borne diseases and to help conserve soil moisture.
How to Grow
An Heirloom American beefsteak variety, one of the most popular grown in the US. The large vines reliably produce heavy crops of Pink / Red fruit that are 8 oz. to 1 pound in size and deep red in color of excellent flavour.
An Heirloom American beefsteak variety, one of the most popular grown in the US. The large vines reliably produce heavy crops of Pink / Red fruit that are 8 oz. to 1 pound in size and deep red in color of excellent flavour. Indeterminate vines.
Tomato Brandywine Pink
Tomato ‘Brandywine is particularly recognisable for it’s unusual leaves that resemble potato foliage. Dating back to 1885, Tomato ‘Brandywine’ is regarded as one of the world’s finest flavoured ‘beefsteak’ tomatoes. This exceptional variety produces heavy yields of firm, clear skinned, light rosy pink fruits, often with slightly green shoulders. With a full, sweet flavour these fruits are delicious eaten fresh from the plant in salads, and sandwiches. This cordon variety is suitable for growing in the greenhouse or outdoors. Height: 200cm (79″). Spread: 50cm (20″).
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For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March.
When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8″) tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart. Drive a (5′) cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.