Brandywine (Sudduth's Strain) Tomato
Also known as Pink Brandywine, this variety has an incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor. A beefsteak tomato that produces large pink fruits, which grow up to 2 pounds, this strain was obtained by tomato collector Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens from Dorris Sudduth Hill, whose family grew it for over 100 years. Indeterminate, 90 days from transplant. ±10,900 seeds/oz
- Large pink beefsteak fruits grow up to 2 pounds
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor
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
large tomato with good flavor
The tomatoes are massive and have an amazing flavor. I have very few issues with cracking or other problems common with tomatoes. Great for canning or slicing.
Chosen from many varieties as a standard
One of my yearly varieties. Potato like leaves stand up better to disease.
Will grow again.
Grew these for the first time this summer. Will definitely be growing them again. Tomatoes were huge. The very first one was reserved for a BLT and so worth the wait. Great flavor, no cracking.
leaves are funky but I am getting some really big fruits
Our Family Favorite for many years.
Our favorite to grow every year. They take time, but are worth the wait. We transplant at the end of May and start picking around the middle to end of August.