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Organic Brandywine Black Tomato Seeds

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organic blue lake bean seedOrganic Black Brandywine Tomato Seeds (80 days)

Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25 heirloom seeds

Indeterminate vines with regular leaves.

According to Craig LeHoullier Black Brandywine was "First listed in the SSE in 1999, seed saved from a variety offered in 1998 for the first time by the Tomato Seed Company – apparently a single plant selection in a field of Brandywine being grown out by the California company Seeds by Design. It is surmised that it originated by an accidental cross of Brandywine with a regular leaf "purple/black" tomato such as Cherokee Purple or Black from Tula".
 

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Seedw per gram

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100' Row Yield

Sun

¼" - ½" 250-300 70-85 6-9 60" 18-36" 75 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes:

Most gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season.  Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees.  Some people prefer to use a grow pad but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well. 

Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden.  Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tollerat a complete outdoor move.  Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.

Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports.  It may also be advisable to add blood and bone to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato Seeds:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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