Brandywine, Red

This is the tomato that started all the buzz about heirlooms. There are many varieties or strains of Brandywine. This is the original red variety that comes from the Amish in Pennsylvania. It is a nice deep red round tomato but still a beefsteak. They are usually 8-16 oz with an excellent flavor and this strain is very productive with vigorous vines. A classic tomato that should be grown at least once.


First introduced in 1885 by Amish farmers in Chester County, Pennsylvania. According to Carolyn Male, Tom Hauch at Heirloom Seeds in Pennsylvania was the first to get Red Brandywine out of the SSE Yearbook and offer it commercially. He sent seeds to Steve Miller at the Landis Museum in PA which features Amish varieties. Red Brandywine is the only one of the brandywines to have a documented Amish history and that's the one that Steve got when he followed up on the background. I have my seeds right from Steve to make sure they are the authentic ones

 Here is a link with an extensive article on Brandywines by Craig Lehoullier.

Color: Red
Shape: Beefsteak
Maturity: 80 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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