Tomato 'Red Brandywine'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Brandywine
Additional cultivar information:(aka Brandywine, Red, Landis Valley Strain)
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama

Brea, California

Klamath River, California

Lakewood, California

Mountain View, California

Oakland, California

Oceanside, California

Yreka, California

Miami, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Union, Kentucky

Catonsville, Maryland

Boston, Massachusetts

Big Lake, Minnesota

Crosby, Mississippi

Fort Worth, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 4, 2013, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

This is one of the most productive tomatoes I have planted, lots of fruit.

While it is not the very best tasting tomato I've ever had, it is still quite good, and probably in my top 10. I've grown other red tomatoes since this one, and I still think this is my favorite red variety overall. My family likes this one too.

This is the "Landis" variety of Red Brandywine as far as I know.


On Mar 15, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Absolutely loved this one. It is very different from Brandywine, but just as good in a different way. Tomatoes got huge for me - I didn't weigh them but they were about as big as the Brandywines. Bright cheery red color, excellent meaty texture, and fantastic flavor. It remained healthy and produced fairly early. More productive than Brandywine last summer.


On Jul 24, 2007, passiflora_pink from Central, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

I always plant this variety among my heirlooms. It withstands the Southern heat and produces a fruit with superior tomato flavor.


On Apr 4, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Red Brandywine does very well for me in terms of production, and is also great tasting. I get fairly uniform, round fruits that are generally 8-12 oz or so. Seed source is important on this one, there is a lot of incorrect seed out there for this variety.

Important to note that this variety is Regular Leaf, and not Potato Leaf. A few years ago, there was seed incorrectly distributed for Red Brandywine that was potato leaf. Also, the fruit shape and size was not true to type. Some like this variety, others don't. In any case, it is certainly not Red Brandywine,although some may still be selling it as such, or may be offering a PL "Red Brandywine".