Tomato- Red Brandywine Heirloom

Tomato- Red Brandywine Heirloom

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Tomato-Red Brandywine Heirloom

Solanum lycopersicum

Brandywine are flavorful, firm, juicy tomatoes with a thin skin, and can weigh up to 24 ounces. This indeterminate heirloom tomato is open pollinated and matures in 90 days. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester, Pennsylvania, this tomato was thought extinct. However, the Hill family in Tennessee had been growing them for nearly the past century, and luckily shared their seeds with the appropriate people. Much like most old heirloom tomatoes, Brandywine sees more flowers on its branches, rather than on the main stem. If your plant is getting to tall, do not be afraid to cut the top off. Many older type tomatoes can be a bit tight with their pollen (more, bigger bees back then). Vibrating with an electric toothbrush may be necessary, unless you have a healthy population of bumble bees, carpenter bees, etc. Brandywine tomatoes need nighttime temperatures to be between 55 and 68 to set fruit. 

Days to germination

 3-14 days

Days to maturity

90 days

Life cycle


Plant time

End of July to Early August and January


34-36 inches


Full sun

Soil temperature

55-68 F

Optimum soil P.H

6.0 -6.5 this specie prefers slightly acidic


5-7 feet


Fall through to frost and Spring till it gets to hot

Our aim is to fulfill your order as quickly as possible. While most orders are processed within 7 days, we understand that sometimes it may take longer. Please note that expedited shipping options like Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air only affect the transit time once your order leaves our facility, not the preparation time.

Pickup Orders
Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.

Live Plants
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.

Seed Orders
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Bulk Soil
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.

Bagged Soil
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.

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