72 days. (Indeterminate) [Named and released by Dr. Carolyn Male and Craig LeHoullier, editors of Off the Vine (OTV), heirloom tomato newsletter. Bred from an accidental cross of Yellow Brandywine and an unknown red beefsteak.] One of the best Brandywine strains. Smooth, creamy, almost buttery texture, and harmonious sweet flavor. Fruits are a rich red color with an orange undertone. Produces a large percentage of usable attractive tomatoes, relatively free of defects, averaging 12 oz. Excellent potato leaf foliage cover. 6-8 ft. tall plants. The most productive and heat-tolerant Brandywine. A must for every tomato lover.
How to Grow: Sow seeds 6 weeks before the last frost date for your area. Plant seed 1/4 in. deep in shallow flats and maintain soil temperature in the range of 75-85 degrees F for good germination. When the seedlings have produced several leaves, transplant to 3 in. pots to promote root growth. After transplanting, keep seedlings at a lower temperature at night, 50-60 degrees F, to promote earlier flowering in some varieties. Day temperatures should rise to 75-85 degrees F to promote rapid growth. Expose plants to light and air currents to harden the plants and to encourage stockiness. Water sparingly, but do not allow the growth to be checked. Fertilize with complete, soluble fertilizer or fish emulsion if leaves become yellow and/ or purple. Keep phosphorous levels high. Too much nitrogen will delay fruiting. For transplanting to the garden, average soil temperature should be 60-65 degrees F.