Brandywine is one of the most recognizable and popular of heirloom tomatoes, and the Red Brandywine tomato is a variation of the original.
The original Brandywine originated in Pennsylvania, developed by the Amish in the late 1800's. The name came from a creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Brandywine has been grown so extensively that during the last few decades several variations have been developed and have themselves become very popular. This heirloom variety is one of those offspring of the original Brandywine.
Red Brandywine is an indeterminate, vigorous vine that produces lots of deep-red tomatoes with an average weight of 1 to 2 pounds. The fruit is slightly flat, or donut-shaped.
And if you were to close your eyes and imagine what you would consider to be an old-fashioned, tomatoey flavor - you're probably imagining the Red Brandywine!