Single Packet of 80 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Red Brandywine Tomatoes, from freshly harvested Solanum lycopersicum seeds. Red Brandywine will produce beefy Tomatoes that will weigh anywhere between 9 to 12 ounces. The outer skin is brightly colored red, while it's inner flesh is delicious & flavorful. The plants mature to a mature height of roughly 36 to 48 inches tall, and require stakes & supports. Red Brandywine Tomatoes are ready for harvesting in roughly 80 days from transplanting.
Tomato plants are categorized as annuals, meaning the plants will grow quickly from seed, produce beefsteak like tomatoes through the summer months and later die with the first killing frost. Red Brandywine Tomatoes are perfect for slicing, adding to a fresh burger or sandwich & can also be cut up into salads as well.
Tomatoes have a number of health benefits and are proven to reduce your risk of cancer, including prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. They are also known to combat diabetes, lower blood pressure, aid in heart health, as well as boost your mood & tame depression. They can be enjoyed in a number of ways as explained above, by eating them with burgers, sandwiches and more. You may find this article helpful in adding a variety of tomatoes into your diet. You will also notice some of the benefits that are listed here, as well as additional benefits & nutritional information.
- Type: Tomato
- Heirloom: Yes
- Color: Red
- Height: 4' Tall
- Harvest: 80 Days
- Fruit Size: 9 oz. to 12 oz.
- Environment: Full Sun
Sowing The Seed
For many Northern gardeners, tomatoes are best established indoors, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Start in peat pots, sowing each seed at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. The use of small stakes is recommended to support the plants as they grow. When the weather is warm & all danger of frost has passed, transplant or direct sow your tomatoes outdoors. The continued use of stakes will benefit a healthy tomato plant.
Tomatoes will thrive in an area of full sunlight with temperatures of at least 60F or higher. They prefer a rich soil, that is filled with organic matter. Make sure that the sowing medium is also well drained, as this is very important for a healthy root structure. Adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil, can increase drainage. Water daily with a light moisture setting to avoid drowing the seedlings.
Germination & Growth
Your tomato seeds will begin to germinate in roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants themselves will grow to a mature height of up to 4 feet tall and can grow up to 3 feet wide. Tomato plants will need a fair amount of area to grow and can be spaced about 36 inches apart from one another, in rows spaced 36 inches apart. Stakes & supports are crucial to growing tomato plants, since the fruits are very heavy.
Harvesting Red Brandywine tomatoes
Red Brandywine Tomatoes can be harvested in about 80 days after transplanting. The plants will produce green fruits that can be picked once they are ripe & bright red. Simply pick the fruits that you desire from the vines, gently removing them to avoid damaging the plants. Red Brandywine will produce multiple fruits all summer long.