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True Black Brandywine Tomato (25 seeds) (TP114) $2.75

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True Black Brandywine Tomato

         
 
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80-90 days. Potato leaf. This fine variety was sent to us by our friend, famed seed collector and food writer, William Woys Weaver, of Pennsylvania. It was passed down to him from his Quaker grandfather’s collection dating back to the 1920s. As to its history, Will states “The ‘true’ Black Brandywine was bred sometime in the late 1920s by Dr. Harold E. Martin (1888-1959), a dentist turned plant breeder who is best remembered today for his famous pole lima with huge seeds. Dr. Martin lived in Westtown, PA, only a few miles from my grandfather’s place in West Chester, and the two were gardening buddies. It was through that connection that his grandfather managed to wheedle seed out of the good doctor, as well as the details on how he created it. Dr. Martin always had a high opinion of his plant creations and did not like to share them. He charged 25 cents a seed for his lima, unheard of in those days. And he never released his Black Brandywine to a seed company, nor did he share it with many people, so I am fairly certain it never circulated among growers like his popular lima bean. According to my grandfather, Black Brandywine was a controlled cross between Brandywine and the original brown Beefsteak tomato otherwise known as Fejee Improved. Fejee Improved is probably extinct.” We thank Will for entrusting us with this great-tasting tomato that is extra large in size and full of the deep, earthy and sweet flavor that has made blackish-purple tomatoes so popular. Some fruits tended to crack, but the yield was heavy, and the plants were vigorous and did well in our hot Missouri summer. Superior for salsa and cooking. We enjoyed these all summer, both fresh and in countless recipes. A great home garden variety that will surely become a favorite.
 
True Black Brandywine Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 43
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

86.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Josh
Location:
Portland, OR, United States
Date:
September 17, 2019
          3.0
 
Great...if they turn out
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? spoils on the vine

Review:

very prone to cracking. like most tomatoes, too much water will split and spoil them; unlike most tomatoes, one week of steady rain can do it. the flavor isn't great, either -- they're good, but not good enough to make up for the effort required.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Barney
Location:
Weehawken, NJ, United States
Date:
August 26, 2019
          4.0
 
Rich Smokey Flavored Sauce
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Easy2grow, great rich flavor

What are the cons? seem to go bad on the vine

Review:

this was a hot summer. these grew well, but seemed to explode, crack, and go bad on the vine quickly once ripe. We made a sauce as we had so many going bad - excellent choice. Smokey YES Rich Flavor: YES

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Rik
Location:
mcarthur, OH, United States
Date:
August 23, 2019
          3.0
 
Tasty but...
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? Doesn't like wet weather

Review:

Everyone loves the flavor..I grow for juice...had wet year..lots of black bottoms..top of maters would stay green..sun bleached or something...top part didn't want to ripen..not big... For me was a disaster..going back to pink Brandywine and mortgage lifter

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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Sherry
Location:
Hillsdale, WY, United States
Date:
July 20, 2019
          4.0
 
True Black Brandwine
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Good flavor

What are the cons? Smaller & later than expected

Review:

I started my 'True Black Brandwine' seed in January, and moved the plants to my heated greenhouse in mid-March. I picked the 1st 3 fruit yesterday, in mid-July. The description said 80 to 90 days, and my plant took an extra month to ripen its fruit (126 days). Also, the largest fruit so far was only 6 ounces, which is quite different than the plant's description which led me to believe this would be an extra large variety. However, I am giving it 4 stars, because the fruit was delicious and Perfect for BLT sandwiches. Also the plant is beautiful, over 6 feet tall with big potato leaves.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nick
Location:
Lenoir, NC, United States
Date:
July 14, 2019
          4.0
 
True Black Brandywine Tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? very acetic

Review:

The plant has disease resistance and good growth but the skin is tough, so tough in fact you can peel it with you bear hands in one piece. And very acetic. The first one I eat was sweet but it made my mouth feel funny. But that might differ for you but try these out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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