From 1809 on, Jefferson's Garden Book "Kalendars" consistently show the sowing of "Tomatas." He described his Spanish Tomato, which was likely akin to the Large Red, as "very much larger than the common kind." 'Brandywine' is considered the most esteemed late nineteenth century heirloom tomato. It has potato-like leaves and large, meaty, reddish-pink fruit, with an indeterminate growth habit. Best sown indoors. Plant two to three feet apart in good garden loam after last frost. Full sun.
Approximately 35-40 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing by Lucia Stanton.