Vegetable Brandywine Black Tomato

One of the truly classic varieties, the Black Brandywine combines the rich flavor of the classic Brandywine with a great black-skinned color and sweet flavour typical of the darker skinned varieties.

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Vegetable Brandywine Black Tomato

Vegetable Brandywine Black Tomato. One of the truly classic varieties, the Black Brandywine combines the rich flavor of the classic Brandywine with a great black-skinned color and sweet flavour typical of the darker skinned varieties. This is the original heirloom Potatoe leafed variety.  Fruits regularly weigh well over a pound. Indeterminate. 80+ days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Vegetable Brandywine Black Tomato

  • Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep.  Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
  • Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots.
  • Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall,
  • either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse
  • or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions
  • and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist,
  • fertile well drained soil and keep watered.

What’s the difference between “indeterminate” and “determinate” tomatoes?

Determinate tomatoes, or “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 – 4′). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.

Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal.  Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support and benefit from being constrained to a central growing stem.