Tomato Pink Brandywine – Heritage – Indeterminate (cordon) 9cm pot

We grew these beauties in 2020 and were very impressed, so here they are again.

Brandywine will never win an award for the prettiest tomato, but it just might win for tastiest. This is a rich, full-flavored tomato, the fruits are large, about a pound each, and are often a little misshapen or ridged. The skin is a pinkish-red color, hence these tomatoes are often referred to as Pink Brandywines.

These tomatoes can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen, but they are prized for simply slicing and enjoying raw and fresh right off the vine. They do ripen later in the season than other varieties, but the wait is well worth it.

As with all tomatoes, dont plant out until the last frosts are over, they are not tough enough to withstand a frost and also need a sheltered spot away from harsh wind.  Whether you are growing tomatoes in a pot or in the ground they are very thirsty plants having to use a great deal of energy to produce their flowers and so fruit.  Water often thoroughly concentrating on the base of the plant, this will encourage a strong deep root system, this will keep the plant stable.

Tomatoes are divided into two main types: cordon (indeterminate) or bush (determinate). This identifies how the plant grows. Cordon types grow as single-stemmed plants. They grow to heights of up to 2.5m and require support and regular pruning of sideshoots.

If the fruits are hidden under the leaves, thin out the foliage a little to let the sun through to ripen them. Support heavy trusses on top of upturned flowerpots to prevent their stems snapping.

Start feeding as soon as the first trusses have set with a high potash feed.  Obviously, here at Enchanted Gardens we would absolutely recommend an Organic Tomato Food.

 

 

Please note: online orders need to be collected from our nursery in Whitstable. Please contact us if you would like a quote for delivery.