Brandywine Yellow Tomato
There are several varieties known as brandywine. There are determinate and indeterminate, yellow, pink and orange versions.
Brandywine Yellow is actually an indeterminate that takes a tad longer than most other Tomatoes to set fruit and ripen, but the quality and taste makes the wait worth while.
It is a golden yellow large tomato, slightly oblong, occasionally has green shoulders and some ribbed shoulders. It is prone to cracking. Yields vary depending on seed qaulity and growing conditions. They are strong flavored and a tad tart.
Other Tomatoes that answer to the name brandywine are Purple Brandywine, Brandywine Cherry, Brandywine Sport, Pink Brandywine, Red Brandywine, Amish Brandywine and a few other minor strains.
Brandywine in general - there are Determinate [Bush] and Indeterminate varieties. Determinates [Vining] tend to spread and sprawl laterally and do not require staking.
Indeterminate varieties grow vertically till the First Frost and need to be staked or trellised for best production. They produce fruit until the cold arrives and you will probably have some unripened tomatoes at seasons end.
Maturity at 80 -85 days from transplant.
Germination from seed 10 - 16 days.
Spacing Determinate = 12-24" Indeterminate = 24-36"
Hardiness zones 3 - 14
Prone to Blossom End Rot - which can be prevented by providing abundant soil calcium and an even supply of water.
Average fruit weight 14 - 16 oz.