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Brandywine seeds

Brandywine Tomato Seeds 2385

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).

How to Grow

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.

Tomato, Brandywine Pink

Brandywine, which dates back to 1885, is the heirloom tomato standard. One taste and youll be enchanted by its superb flavor and luscious shade of red-pink. The large, beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants. The fruits set one or two per cluster and ripen late-and are worth the wait. Brandywines qualities really shine when it develops an incredible fine, sweet flavor.

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SEEDS OF CHANGE™ ORGANIC BRANDYWINE TOMATO SEEDS

An indeterminate heirloom variety widely regarded as the best tasting tomato of all. The large (up to 1 lb.) pink, thin-skinned tomatoes ripen late but are worth the wait. Plants need trellising.

Quick Facts

Plant Size: 6 feet

Hardiness: Tender Annual

Sun: Full/Partial

Seed Planting Depth: 0.25 inch

Days to Harvest: 80 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Heirloom

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 7–14 days

Plant Spacing: 18–24 inches

Edible Flower: N/A

GROW GUIDE CONDITIONS: Tomatoes are frost sensitive, warm season plants that grow best in full sun and like fertile, well drained, loamy soils. Tomatoes are heavy feeders, so prepare planting area with decomposed compost and a general purpose organic fertilizer. Soil that is low in phosphorus and potassium can be amended with rock phosphate and greensand. To prevent blossom end rot, add bone meal, oyster shell flour or crushed eggshells to the planting holes. Deeper, less frequent watering encourages deep rooting for better drought tolerance and tastier fruits.

GROW GUIDE SEED: Tomatoes are best started indoors 4–6 weeks before your last frost date. Plant seeds ¼ inch deep and keep evenly moist. Optimum soil temperature is 70–90°F, which can be achieved with a heating mat. After 6–14 days, place new seedlings in a sunny window and fertilize every 2 weeks. Harden off your seedlings before planting by placing them outdoors during the day and bringing inside at night. Transplant 18–24 inches apart in rows that are 36–60 inches apart.

GROW GUIDE PESTS: Tomatoes are susceptible to many diseases, including Early Blight (Alternaria), Late Blight (Phytophthora), Septoria Leaf Spot, Bacterial Spot, Speck and Canker, and soilborne fungal diseases such as Verticillium and Fusarium Wilt. When possible, choose disease resistant varieties, use a minimum three year rotation cycle, use drip irrigation to minimize wet foliage, mulch to prevent soil from splashing on to leaves during rain storms, stake vines, orient rows to increase air circulation and compost or turn under all crop debris at the end of each season. Tomato hornworms can be hand-picked or controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis sprays (Dipel). Plant flowers and insectary plants around the borders or within your garden to attract beneficial insects to control harmful pests naturally.

GROW GUIDE HARVEST: Tomatoes generally ripen 6–8 weeks after fruit set. Tomatoes will continue to mature even after they have been harvested. Harvest fully ripe fruits when they have full color but are still firm. Many varieties pull off easily when ripe, while some heirlooms need to be cut from the vine. To harvest for later use or to sell at market, pick when fruits have 50–75% color and are still firm, they will ripen in a few days. For best flavor, keep tomatoes on the kitchen counter, not in the refrigerator.