Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Brandywine') in the Tomatoes Database

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Alternative cultivar names:
'Red Brandywine'

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Also sold as:
Brandywine Red
The Brandywine
No. 45

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Fruit Weight: 14 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 6 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Late
Days to Maturity: 90
Miscellaneous: Heirloom
History: The original 'Brandywine' tomato. Released by Johnson and Stokes in 1889. No connection to the Amish.
Country: USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Start indoors
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.
Child plants: one child plant

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Photo gallery:
Date: 1889The history of the Brandywine tomato from the 1889 Johnson & Stok
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Date: 2016-05-09
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The 'Brandywine' from the 1890 Johnson & Stokes annual.
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company
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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Oct 27, 2018 11:23 AM

I know this is a popular tomato, but it just didn't do it for us. The plant was the least healthy in my row of 10 tomato plants and grew weird shaped, distorted fruit - often 2, kind of mashed up together into a single fruit. (I don't spend a lot of time fussing with my tomato plants, so I didn't thin them or anything.) We found the flavor unremarkable and they got some kind of icky, large, flying bugs that were burrowed into the fruit, or hatching out of it or something. I'd never seen them before and none of my other tomatoes had these ugly bugs. I won't grow these again.

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