90 days. This Brandywine strain is THE quintessential heirloom tomato that brought heirlooms to fame. Large, pink, juicy beefsteak with exquisite flavor and many folks will agree that, hands down, it is the best tasting tomato around. We love it so much we've been growing it since 1999! In the 1980's, seeds were obtained by tomato collector Ben Quisenberry from Dorris Sudduth Hill, whose family had been growing it in Tennessee since the 1800's. Brandywine's mouthwatering flavor is a perfect balance of salty, tart and sweet flavors. Great for Caprese or a more common leafy salad. Roast it with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Farmers often lament about "the problems" associated with older heirloom tomatoes—such as lower yield, disease susceptibility and tendencies to crack. Unlike the more robust varieties we offer, Sudduth's Brandywine admittedly suffers from these traits. Give the plants a little bit of TLC however, and they will reward you with luscious fruit. Most gardeners (and palettes) agree that the culinary value outweighs the sum of its downfalls. Plants are potato-leaved. Indeterminate. NN

Tomato: Brandywine (Sudduth's Strain)