The origin of the Sudduth ‘Brandywine’ tomato strain is a bit hazy, but it is known that the original seed was obtained from Mrs. Doris Sudduth Hill who grew up near the Brandywine River in Chester County, Pennsylvania where her family cultivated this tomato for years. The seeds became commercially available somewhere around the early 1900’s. Since that time the Sudduth strain is praised by tomato aficionados as the original ‘Brandywine’ with the most exceptional flavor.
This is a potato-leaf plant with large, meaty beefsteak-like tomatoes. This can be a relatively slow-growing plant, but the harvest is worth the wait! Provide the plants with a stake or cage to help support the heavy fruits. Indeterminate vines will produce a continuous supply of fruit right up until frost.
Can be eaten fresh off the vine or used for cooking. Delicious sliced into salads or on a sandwich. Pair with cheese and fresh herbs like Oregano or Basil for an elegant appetizer. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.