Pink Brandywine Sudduth's Strain - Heirloom Tomato
Brandywine is that enormous, delicious heirloom tomato that got most gardeners hooked. Luscious old-time, red tomato flavor, huge fruit on sturdy productive vines won everyone over. Tall vines have potato-leaved foliage and require serious staking. They produce well in hot weather and seem to taste better when stressed.
Many gardeners consider this the best Brandywine strain, with smooth, superior taste. Its 1-2 pound pink beefsteaks deliver the complex, rich, sweet flavor that put heirlooms on the map. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.