Brandywines have been favored by tomato lovers for more than 100 years. Fruits often weigh around a pound but can weigh close to 2 pounds! 'Yellow Brandywine' turns golden yellow when ripe, with a balance of sweet and tart; 'Red Brandywine' has a rich, well-balanced tomato flavor. Red seeds are stained with organic coloring to indicate the red tomato, while the yellow tomato seeds are their natural color.
• Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
• Days to Maturity: 76–100 days from transplanting
• Family: Solanaceae
• Native: Andes
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
• Variety Information: 10-30 ounces, often ribbed, flattened, round fruits. 'Yellow Brandywine' ripens to golden yellow, and 'Red Brandywine' ripens to pinkish red. Both are indeterminate type tomatoes.
• Type: Indeterminate , Slicer
• When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"
• Row Spacing: 36"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"
• Harvesting: Brandywine Red & Yellow Blend tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when they are pinkish-red and yellow, respectively, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.