This write-up is dedicated to heirloom tomato, and the plethora of shapes, colors, sizes and flavors they bring to the table. If you've never grown heirlooms, this will hopefully convince you to try at least one in your next garden. If you're already a fan of heirlooms, add a Pink Brandywine plant to your mix. It has all the great qualities of the traditional Brandywine, but with a blush color and terrific taste appeal.
The Brandywine Pink Heirloom Tomato plant is a classic Amish tomato that dates back to 1885. It was named after the Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania, where it was initially planted. It is one of the finest-flavored large tomatoes, and its popularity is due to its creamy texture, thin skin and classic Brandywine flavor. Plus, there's the bonus of the deep pink color!
Heirloom tomatoes have been handed down for generations. They don't have the regular shapes, the perfect uniform sizes or the range of colors of the heirlooms. Granted, they haven't been bred for long shelf lives, but they've also not been compromised where flavor is concerned. Supermarket tomatoes simply don't compare, on the taste scales. Heirloom seeds, like from the Pink Brandywine Heirloom tomatoes, have been saved and passed down because people have preferred the flavor to the hybrid varieties, and certainly to any commercially grown fruits.
The Pink Brandywine heirloom plants produce extra-large, firm, rosy pink fruits weighing from 12 to 18 ounces! Like all tomatoes, this variety performs quite well in high heat areas. Plant the Pink Brandywine Heirloom plant in a full sun location with well-amended soil. Plants mature in about 80 days.
The luscious flavor and rich, creamy texture of the Pink Brandywine Heirloom Tomato are the barometer by which all other tomatoes are measured.
This is an indeterminate plant, meaning it will produce fruits throughout the growing season. Brandywine tomatoes have been around since recorded history, but the Pink Brandywine is thought to be the original variety by some. Whether it was the original or is one of the varieties bred from other types, is irrelevant. It's one of the chart-toppers for flavor, and it's got a smooth, creamy texture not found in most tomatoes. Pink Brandywine Heirloom tomato plants need no special treatment in the garden. Plant them like any other tomato, then wait for rave reviews by everyone lucky enough to taste the produce of this plant!
The flesh is juicy and smooth, and the flavor of the Pink Brandywine Heirloom Tomato is rich and low acid. The pink color lends itself to sandwiches and tomato appetizers, such as sliced tomatoes with Buffalo Mozzarella cheese slices and fresh snips of basil. This tomato also holds up well in cooking, for marinara sauces and salsas.