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Tomato 'OTV 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: OTV Brandywine
Additional cultivar information:(aka Brandywine, OTV)
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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)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

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)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Potato Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakewood, California

Miami, Florida

Fort Worth, Texas

Weyers Cave, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 29, 2016, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

This plant gets great reviews around the internet, so I gave it at try. Unfortunately, it got very overcrowded in my yard and didn't perform well from lack of room and sunlight. I did get one tomato off of it that tasted pretty good. On later attempts it doesn't survive long enough to make any fruit...will keep trying. Maybe it hates the high heat in my area.


On Mar 17, 2011, kevinitis from Ogden, UT wrote:

In 2010, this tomato produced well for me late in the season. I obtained a moderate crop of large sized beautiful red tomatoes. Tasters in my household and at work preferred this tomato over black krim, cherokee purple, Amana Orange, Perssimon, and black. I found it a good balance between sweet and acidic with favorable texture. The only tomato in my garden that rivaled its palatability was the pink Brandywine, which taste and texture was slightly better in my opinion. However, I only obtained two tomatoes from the pink brandywine and i got 6-8 tomatoes/per plant fromt the OTV.

As others have noted, I did have some slight problems with disease where I had yellowing leaves (wilt?). Despite the wilt it was a good producer.


On Jan 17, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

A fairly decent cropper for me. Great taste -- complex w/good sugar/acid balance.


On Jan 6, 2006, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Nice flavor, great texture. Not as prolific as other varieties I grew this year.


On Oct 19, 2004, JefeQuicktech from Moorhead, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Although the taste was good I dropped this from my tomato list. I had more disease trouble with this plant than I did with the other Brandywine varieties. It also produced fewer tomatoes for me.


On Nov 24, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a cross between yellow Brandywine and an unknown red parent, stabilized and released by Dr. Carolyn Male.It is becoming a popular heirloom type, seeds are widely available.