seeds of Brandy Wine Heirloom Tomato seeds
Red Brandywine Tomato seeds
The Brandy Wine tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), also called Red Brandy Tomato, belongs to the “beefsteak” set of tomatoes. Synonyms include Lycopersicon cerasiforme and Lycopersicon humboldtii. Beefsteak tomatoes are named so due to their large size. The origins of this heirloom cultivar remain unclear, but plenty of speculation points to the state of Ohio in the United States. The tomatoes are large and bright red inside and out. In addition to having a rose-like bouquet, the fruit has a thin skin that covers pulpy flesh. The tomatoes have a strong flavour that has often been described to be as ‘tomatoey’ as it can possibly get.
The fruit also lacks any acidity. Brandy Wine tomatoes serve as an excellent ingredient to most dishes owing to their non-acidity, flavour and size. One can also take advantage of the sweetness and eat them raw. Or better yet, dice them and add them to Sandwiches. In addition to agreeing well with various herbs and cheeses, the tomatoes can also be used to make salads. Brandy Wine is a very productive plant given the tomatoes can weight up to 350 grams. The fruit can be found in clusters of between 4 and 6 along the plant vines. Clusters that could increase in both number and size provided optimal weather and soil conditions are maintained. Maturation of the plants takes 85 to 100 days.