Indeterminate. Potato leaf foliage. The Platfoot strain of Yellow Brandywine was first listed in 1996. It is named after Gary Platfoot of Ohio who selected for this improved strain of Yellow Brandywine. Carolyn Male author of 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden says..."the Platfoot strain offers a much higher yield than other yellow brandywine strains, and the fruits have far fewer blemishes. Now it's the only Yellow Brandywine I grow."
Brandywine Yellow is a deep golden beefsteak tomato that has had gardeners raving for years. It has a rich, complex flavor that is highly sought after.
California Grown Heirloom Seed Yellow Brandywine is always one of the last to produce in the garden as it needs a long season and benefits from warm nights. However, it is worth the wait! There were very few fruits less than a pound and most were closer to 2 lbs. Make sure to have excellent support. I noticed no disease problems and was even impressed when it went through some mild freezes unscathed. Not as prolific as Red Brandywine so plant a few extra plants because you will need them. Visitors to the winery couldn't keep their hands off them!
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.