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Indoor/Outdoor Variety – Beefsteak If your idea of a proper tomato is a chunky beefsteak type, you will enjoy this deep pink variety. Just the job for man-sized sandwiches or grilled as part of a hearty breakfast. The potato-leaved plants are grown outdoors. Indeterminate.

Tomato (Heritage) Pink Brandywine Seeds

Description

Indoor/Outdoor Variety – Beefsteak If your idea of a proper tomato is a chunky beefsteak type, you will enjoy this deep pink variety. Just the job for man-sized sandwiches or grilled as part of a hearty breakfast. The potato-leaved plants are grown outdoors. Indeterminate.

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Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil , chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.

Tomato ‘Brandywine’ – Heritage Solanum lycopersicum L.

Easy for all to Grow

Recognisable for it’s unusual leaves that resemble potato foliage

Tomato ‘Brandywine is particularly recognisable for it’s unusual leaves that resemble potato foliage. Dating back to 1885, Tomato ‘Brandywine’ is regarded as one of the world’s finest flavoured ‘beefsteak’ tomatoes. This exceptional variety produces heavy yields of firm, clear skinned, light rosy pink fruits, often with slightly green shoulders. With a full, sweet flavour these fruits are delicious eaten fresh from the plant in salads, and sandwiches. This cordon variety is suitable for growing in the greenhouse or outdoors. Height: 200cm (79″). Spread: 50cm (20″).

Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil , chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.

Ideal For Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse

Position In Full sun

Height Up to 200cm (78.7in)

Spread Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Ease of Sowing Easy for all

Ease of Aftercare Easy for all

Codes 1 packet (15 tomato seeds) (24979)

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Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.

Tie the main stems to their supports and remove any sideshoots that develop between the main stem and the leaf stems. Once the plant has produced 6 or 7 trusses, pinch out the top of the main stem. This process of “sideshooting” and “stopping” will increase the availability of light and air movement around the developing fruit, and focus the plants energy on producing a good crop of high quality tomatoes. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March.

For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3″) pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).

When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10″) pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.

When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8″) tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart. Drive a (5′) cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

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