True Black Brandywine Tomato Seed

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The ultimate heirloom tomato. Accept no substitutes — this is the real thing! This fine potato-leaf variety is a controlled cross between Brandywine and the original brown Beefsteak tomato, otherwise known as ‘Fejee Improved’, which is now probably extinct. Scintillating, full, earthy flavor with less watery juice than other Brandywines. Extra-large, deeply purple-black fruit is superior for fresh uses and cooking in a myriad of dishes. We think this tomato should be a staple in every vegetable garden in the country, it’s that exceptional! Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 5-10
  • Days to maturity: 80-90
  • Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 36”
  • Produce size: 1.5-4 oz. each
  • Yield: Up to 20 lbs. per plant
  • Mature plant height: 6’ or more; requires staking
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Late 1920s, by Dr. Harold Martin

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