(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.
- 80 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Deep red fruits grow to 8-12 ounces
- Excellent flavor
- Very productive
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Great overall tomato :)
by Beth J
These are my favorite tomatoes. They are medium sized and easier to grow than the larger beefsteak varieties as they are less sensitive to changing water and weather conditions. They are delicious and are great for sandwiches, salsa and cooking. The plants are very productive as well.
These are my favorite tomatoes. They produce heavily for me, taste great by themselves, and in everything from sandwiches to salsa to sauce. These have earned a permanent spot in my garden.
Good for BLT's
by Lancelot of Lake Monona
They are a solid producer, but I do not see the comparison that some people make to Cherokee Purple.