25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 80-100 days A lovely black version of the famous Brandywine Tomato, with great old-fashioned heirloom tomato flavor! The Brandywine Black Heirloom Tomato has the rich, earthy yet sweet, delicious taste that black tomatoes are known for. Fruits are oval, a beefsteak type, slightly flattened, 12-16 oz. in size, dark red and black with green shoulders in color at maturity. Vigorous, indeterminate vines are good producers. One slice of these flavorful black beauties will almost cover a whole sandwich! Brandywine Black is great for fresh eating, good slicer.
Planting Instructions for Brandywine Black Tomato Seeds
Start Heirloom Brandywine Black Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Brandywine Black Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Brandywine Black tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.