Brandywine Pink Tomato Seeds

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Brandywine Pink Tomato Seeds (88 days)

Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25 heirloom seeds

Indeterminate.  Potato Leaf Variety.  Pink Brandywine is said to be an Amish heirloom dating to sometime in the 1880s.  Carolyn Male in her book 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden says...

"Mrs. Sudduth, who gave seeds to the legendary tomato-seed collector Ben Quisenberry, claimed that the variety had been in her family for about a 100 years.  Recent research suggests that Pink Brandywine was introduced through commercial seed firms.  The origin of Pink Brandywine in unclear, buth there is a precedent of commercial introductions originating from family heirlooms."

Brandywine Pink produces yields of 1 to 2 lb pink colored beefsteak tomatoes.  These tomatoes have a deep, rich tomato flavor that has made them so popular for over 100 years now.  Ask ten different gardeners and they will all have words to describe its legendary flavor, but they all agree it is one tomato that deserves a place in your garden.

California Grown Heirloom Seed
Pink Brandywine did just fine here.  It is always late to produce here because we don't get any substantial heat till the end of summer which seems to suit Pink Brandywine just fine.  We didn't experience low yields typical with this variety.  Brandywines have large malformed blossoms that sometimes are difficult to pollinate (flicking them helps).  However, because we grow 100% organic we have a myriad of insect pollinators.  One large black bee I never was able to identify in particular seemed to be hard at work.  We also get some pretty violent winds from the nearby coast which help shake loose the pollen. 

organic tomato seeds

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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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