Another old Amish heirloom dating back to 1885, named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, PA. Red Brandywine has large indeterminate vines, deep red fruits, and excellent flavor. While not œthe original?, this wonderful heirloom beats most of more modern varieties with its truly luscious sweet flavor. Approx. 80 days.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: Warm season
Days to maturity: 59-85 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: 70-85ºF.
Cultural information: Start indoors mid March. Plant ¼" deep. Transplant late May.
Seed count: Approx. 8700 sds/oz. or 139,200 sds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ½ oz./100 ft. rows 1-2 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Fusarium wilt and verticillium, Tomato blight, flea beetles and tomato hornworms.
Harvesting: To promote ripening of fruit, remove some of the newer branches.