Brandywine tomato

[English] plural Brandywine tomatoes

A traditional Amish heirloom, indeterminate tomato first recorded in 1889 and famous for the rich flavour of the deep pink fruit with meaty red flesh which are produced in late season. The fruits may weigh as much as 900 g (2 lb). This variety comes from the collection of the late Ben Quisenbeery who maintained hundreds of tomatoes from 1910 to the 1960's. The plants have potato leaf foliage and are prone to cracking. Brandywine is also another name for brandy.

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