Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 80 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer
Variety Information: 8–16 oz. pinkish/red, rich-flavored, thin-skinned tomato. 'Brandywine' has potato-leaf foliage. Probably the most famous of all American heirloom tomatoes, 'Brandywine' was introduced in 1889 by the Philadelphia seed firm of Johnson & Stokes.
Type: Indeterminate, Slicer (Learn more)
Attributes: Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"
Row Spacing: 36"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"
Harvesting: 'Brandywine' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when fully colored and have a slight give when gently squeezed.