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85 days. This winner of Territorial Seed Company's Great Northwest Tomato Taste-Off has the flavor to which all other tomatoes are compared. An indeterminate, potato-leaf variety with a sweet, rich, slightly spicy flavor. Not a heavy-yielding tomato, but the rounded fruit are large, up to 7 inches across. We have been selecting and growing seed of Brandywine for many years; our selection is now one of the earliest strains.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
S C.
Grafted Bradywine and cherry tomatoes

The Brandywines are the best tasting, and juiciest tomato ever. They have a brix rating of 12-14, and are sweet, herbal, and tomato heaven. I drink the juice on the plate and then lick it clean. All you need is is maybe a little salt and pepper. If you make blts or any other sandwich with brandywines, have plenty of napkins on hand.
The grafted tomatoes are definitely the way to go, higher yield, vigorous plants. Been buying grafted bradywines and cherry for around ten years. The yield on the cherry's will amaze you, brandywines are late to mature and can yield 15 or more depending on your zone. The only place I was not successful with these plants was southern Ca. - too hot and dry, they love the midwest and growing in pots and replacing the soil mix every year works great. Just make sure you have big strong cages and lots of tape!


They're not fast producers, but it is definitely worth the wait. Nice size fruit, the texture is good and the flavor is the best.

Sadly, not heat tolerant.

Sadly, not heat tolerant. I really tried: I built a frame around it and gave it a cover of light shade from the glaring sun during the worst of the heat. (100 degrees for almost a week, then in the 90's for another week.) I mulched it with worm compost and made sure it had plenty of organic fertilizer. I watered it carefully. It still lost blossoms and new little tomatoes to blossom drop and blossom rot. When the heat resolved, it set a total of 12 tomatoes which did survive to maturity, but that was lot of work for a dozen tomatoes. Granted, they were delicious. So... sadly... not a plant for our current climate.

Sorry to hear Brandywine didn't work well for you. At Territorial our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

came back from heat dome stress like a champ, very pleased

It was an emotional roller coaster with the tomatoes this year - none of mine liked that heat dome business one bit - only two of my tomato plants recovered and produced well after it - this one and an oxheart called Anna Russian from another seller (I hope very much Territorial will pick up at some point). Flavor of the brandywine was wonderful, will definitely grow again. 8b/9a Portland, OR

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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