Year: 2009, 2016
Seed Source: Seed bank stock (2009). Originally donated by Meighan M. from New Westminster, BC.
2016 2009 Large beefsteak-type fruit, weighs in at about 1lb. Pink with some green shouldering. Does not seem to react well to heat and humidity in my area (Kootenay's, BC), many of the fruit had cracking as well.
Plant Growth Observations
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Leaf type: Regular leaf
Maturity: 83 days.
Skin colour: Pink
Flesh colour: Pink
Fruit Shape: Oblate
Fruit Fasciation: Slight fasciation
Fruit Firmness: Soft
Fruit Set: Moderate
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- Does not respond well to high heat mixed with high humidity
- First mentioned in the 1880's in the Johnson and Stokes Catalog:
Two years ago a customer in Ohio sent us a small package of tomato seed, requesting us to give it a fair test on our trial grounds. A few plants were set out along with forty-five other varieties, we were testing, both new and old; this being the last on the list, was numbered 45. To our astonishment, it completely eclipsed, in great size and beauty, all other varieties we were testing, several specimens when ripe weighing over three pounds each, as smooth as an apple and remarkably solid. To still further test this tomato, we sent a few packets to tomato specialists, requesting them to report on its merits. The name given it was suggested by our friend, Thos. H. Brinton, of Chadd's Ford, Pa., who has probably grown and tested more varieties of tomatoes than any other person in the United States, who wrote September 25th, 1888: "The more I see of the Tomato No.45, the more I am pleased with it. It is certainly a magnificent new and distinct variety, and worthy of the name of Brandywine, after that most beautiful of all streams, which flows near our Quaker village. It is also spoken of in the highest terms by all to whom I gave a few plants for trial."
They have not illustrated this new tomato, as had we given it a larger notice, we are afraid we would not have had half enough seed to go around.With two such handsome varieties as the 'Atlantic Prize' for early, and the 'Brandywine' for late, no garden could fail to give a bountiful supply of delicious tomatoes the entire season."