Brandywine is perhaps the most famous of all Heirloom varieties. The large fruit is pinkish red, with green shoulders, and features a very full and well balanced flavour that perfectly blends sweet and tart. The seed cavity is small so the slices are solid and meaty. Plants require staking and benefit from watering and liquid fertiliser. These tomatoes are delightful no matter how they're prepared.
Tomatoes with their rapid growth rate are both thirsty and hungry. It is very important to water daily, or twice a day in hot dry weather. The plants must not be allowed to dry out. They do not like wet feet however, take care that water does not lie around and become stagnant. Tomatoes should be fed regularly with Tui Tomato Food (139448), a blend of nitrogen, phosphorus and a generous amount of potassium formulated to promote the growth and fruit potential of all types of tomatoes. Feeding during the growing season should be done monthly which will replace nutrients taken from the soil and ensure you get the most out of your tomato plants.