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How to Grow Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes

Brandywine tomatoes are a very popular heirloom tomato variety, dating back hundreds of years. It is among the best tasting varieties available.

If you have never grown Brandywine tomatoes in your home garden, what are you waiting for?

Brandywine tomato varieties are either pink or red. Pink is the most popular.


Brandywine tomato plants grow large, potato-like leaves on indeterminate vines.

The large, beefsteak shaped fruit weighs up to 1 1/2 pounds. The skin is pink with sometimes green streaked shoulders. Pink meat is thick, and has great tomato flavor.

Plant yields are lower than most varieties. What it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality.

Days to Maturity: 80-90 from setting transplants in the garden.This plant is among the slowest growing varieties. It's superb taste is well worth the wait.

History and Origin:

Brandywine tomato cultivar dates back hundreds of years. It's exact origin is unknown. It fist appeared in a Burpee seed catalog in 1886.

How to Grow

Learn all about growing Tomatoes:

Garden Tomato Recipes: May we suggest:

When making large amounts of juice or sauce, you will need a tomato strainer and sauce maker, to easily remove seeds and skin.  See Tomato Strainers.

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