Brandywine Tomato Plant

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 40 - 48 Inches
  • Mature Spread 40 - 48 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

This tomato variety is an indeterminate heirloom known for its unique, teardrop-shaped leaves and of course, its delicious, massive fruits! The Brandywine tomato plant is a vigorous grower that produces large fruit with pink skin and red flesh. These tomatoes reach over a pound each, are rich in flavor, and have a distinctively spiced taste.

Brandywine Tomato Plant Care  

Start your tomatoes inside about 2-4 weeks before the last frost. Plant seeds one-quarter inch deep and keep them in a warm location. In ideal conditions, sprouts should appear in 5-6 days. Keep the sprouts warm until you are ready to plant outside. After the last frost, move sprouts outside to harden off, providing them with adequate space to grow large, heavy tomatoes. They require 24-36 inches of space between plants, and if you’ll have rows, make sure they are planted at least 3 feet apart. A robust trellis for support should be provided for each plant.

Growing Brandywine Tomato Plant 

Brandywine tomato plants should be ready to harvest in 80 to 100 days. They absolutely need full sun, about 8-10 hours of direct, full sun per day. A 1-inch layer of mulch at the base (not touching the stem) can be beneficial as it will reduce weeds, improve drainage, and keep the soil warm.  

Brandywine tomato plants can grow 8-10 feet tall! Prune suckers off at the nodes of your Brandywine plants to encourage more flowering. These massive plants will need to be kept from sprawling. Trim off the foliage that touches the ground to decrease the risk of diseases. The soil for your Brandywine Tomato Plant should be rich in organic matter, and well draining. A slightly acidic soil pH of about 6.5 is best for strong growth.

Watering Brandywine Tomato Plant 

Water at the soil level, avoiding the foliage. Once established, water the plant twice a week (or when dry), fully saturating the soil. Keep in mind that the roots do not like to be left sitting in soggy soil. On average, your plant(s) should receive one inch of water per week.

Feeding Brandywine Tomato Plant 

These plants benefit from access to plenty of nutrients. When planting, use soil that is rich in organic matter. When plants begin to grow fruit, apply an organic fertilizer with a NPK ratio of 5-10-10, and repeat the feeding every 1-2 months. An excess of nitrogen will encourage only leaves, not that great fruit!

Brandywine Tomato Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 40 - 48 Inches
Mature Spread: 3.5 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3.5 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Brandywine Tomato Plant
Other Name(s): Brandywine Tomato
Scientific Name: Tomato 'Brandywine'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.