Brandywine Red Tomato Seeds Heirloom:
The most popular heirloom vegetable!
A favorite of many gardeners, large fruit with superb flavor.
A great potato-leafed variety from 1885!
Beautiful pink fruit up to 1-1/2 lbs. each!
Heirloom tomatoes are known for their great eating quality
and Brandywine is one of the best.
It has very large fruit with deep pink skin and red flesh.
The potato leaf plant is not a heavy yielder
but makes up for it with flavorful fruit.
The indeterminate plants are recommended for staking
and as with most heirlooms, disease resistance is lacking.
Days To Maturity: 78
Approximately 40 seeds per packet.
Plant Type:Indeterminate tomato.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum.
You should start heirloom tomato plants indoors eight weeks
before the desired transplant date,
which should be after the last frost date for your area.
SAVING BRANDYWINE HEIRLOOM TOMATO SEEDS:
Tomatoes are self-pollinated.
That is, the pollen of a blossom interacts
with the egg of that blossom.
This incestuous act, occurring out of sight
behind the yellow wraps of the flower,
ensures that the resulting seed will
yield plant identical to the lone parent.
There has been no interchanging
of genetic material between plant.
Keep an eye out for the one plant of a variety
that performs best, in terms of adaptability,
production, appearance, taste, or
whatever characteristics are important to you.
Harvest a few of the best tomatoes of those
best plants when they are dead ripe, and scoop out the seeds.
Place them in a jar; half filled with water for two days
or so at room temperature.
This curing process is thought to kill bacteria that might
be on the seeds and pass on the next generation.
The good seeds will sink to the bottom
while the bad seeds will float to the top.
Carefully pour off the pulp and bad seeds,
keep filling the jar with water and pouring the pulp
and bad seeds off until you have only clear water
and seeds on the bottom of the jar.
Now pour the water and seeds on to a piece of
hardware screen (finely wove) and then after the water
has drained off a little, flop the seeds on a glass place.
Let dry outside, out of direct sunlight until dry.
Put seeds in a jar to save until next year.