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Brandywine Cherry Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

Grown by: Saena Seed Project in San Juan Island, WA

  • $5.00

Brandywine Cherry is a compact, determinate type, pink, plum/cherry tomato.

Seeds and description from Saena Seed Project:

This variety has 16 gram fruit, early maturity, high yield, and no blossom-end-rot. We received this variety from Steve Peters of Seed Revolution Now. Steve has been a commercial tomato breeder for over 40 years and specializes in adapting varieties to thrive in dry-farm or low water conditions. Brandywine Cherry has the flavor profile of a Brandywine Pink slicer but the compact size of a cherry/plum type tomato. It is absolutely delicious and has a stunning pink color. It has been a favorite of ours for years and is our our go-to production, cherry type, tomato. The plants from this years seed lot were 100% dry-farmed and are very well adapted for growth with minimal water input. This is great not only for water conservation but for superior flavor! This variety is also well suited for container-type growing due to its compact plant size. Its a great one to grow on your farm or in a pot on your patio! We cannot recommend this variety more. A big thanks to Steve Peters and Seed Revolution now for this one!

Days to maturity: 80+

Seeds per pack: 25

Germination rate: 93% on 02/09/2024

Planting / harvesting notes

Start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost and transplant into garden well after the danger of frost. We recommend you prune the suckers that form in the crotches of the branches by the main stem. Water tomatoes at the soil level, keeping the leaves dry.

Seed keeping notes

Tomatoes are generally self-pollinating, though we isolate different varieties by 35-50 feet, in hopes that flying insects will not cross pollinate them unexpectedly. Tomato seeds are ripe when the fruits are ready to eat! Cut the fruit at the equator and squeeze or scrape out seeds from each of the cavities. In a cup or bucket, add a little water (1/2" is probably plenty) to your seeds and pulp to keep them from drying out, and allow them to ferment away from direct sunlight. Ideally, you will stir the concoction every day for 3-5 days. In the end, add more water to fill the vessel, stir one final time, and allow to settle. Pour off the floating material and then strain the seeds through a strainer. Sometimes, you will need to add more water and pour off the floating material several times until the water is clear and you can see the seeds sunken at the bottom. Squeeze dry the strained seeds in a towel, and then lay out to dry on a labeled screen or paper product in a ventilated place away from direct sunlight for a week or two.

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