Growing Tomatoes: Brandywine

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Growing Tomatoes

By dave
January 1, 2015

It's January, and that means that it's time to break out the seed catalogs, pore over the selections, and place your order for your spring tomato seeds.

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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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Jan 4, 2015 1:30 PM CST
Dave do you grow it? I have tried it several times and I don't ever recall harvesting any. They always rot. They have put me off of growing heirlooms.

Does Kelloggs Breakfast need the Texas heat? I am in zone 10 so we are very moderate in temperature.

How much separation do you need for the seeds to come true? I usually grow one 25' long bed of different tomatoes.

I always like to try some new tomato every year. Maybe it's time to try an heirloom again.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Jan 4, 2015 1:47 PM CST Admin

For us Brandywine never did well and it's been over 10 years since I've tried it. It just doesn't grow well in the hot climate here. Kellogg's Breakfast handles the heat quite well but doesn't require it. No tomatoes require Texas heat. Smiling

25' separation should be plenty for tomatoes. There are some out there who believe it should be more but the majority are okay with 25 feet. Good luck in your 2015 tomato garden!!

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