An Open Pollinated Heirloom Brandywine tomatoes are one of the best-known heirloom tomatoes, dating back to at least the 1880s and possibly even older. They are prized for their sweet, creamy, smooth flesh and size of the fruit, each fruit typically weigh between 1 to 2 lb. A very popular slicer for sandwiches and burgers because of its size and flavor.
The indeterminate potato-leafed vines of Pink Brandywine tomato plants typically produce 2 fruits per cluster that ripen later in the season, taking 90 days to reach full maturity.
Tomatoes are available in a wide variety of shapes, color and sizes. They are broadly classified into two categories:
- Determinate are those that grow to pre-determined height. They are good choices for canning and sauces.
- Indeterminate are those that continue to grow in height and produce fruits throughout the growing season.