- Germination: 64%
- State (Utah) Requirements: 75%
- Suggested Use/s: Vegetable Gardening
- Special Directions: This seed is -1% below standard. Increase the number of seeds you plant accordingly to make sure you get the growth you envision.
What is "Below Standard Seed"?
Simply put, it is seed that doesn't meet our state's (Utah) germination standard, a standard that varies slightly from seed to seed. Any seed intended for gardening that has a below standard germination rate cannot be sold alongside those that meet the state requirements (which often reflect the national requirements for germination).
We send samples of all our seed to the Utah Department of Agriculture, where they perform several tests to assess the quality of the seed. These state-wide and national seed standards are in line with Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), which exist to ensure consumers that they are getting the highest quality seed, as advertised. Since this seed doesn't meet the state standard, we mark it as "Below Standard Seed".
Below standard seeds are non-refundable.
Growing Brandywine Yellow Tomato Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Days to Maturity: 76-100 days
- Hardiness Zone: Zones 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18” to 24”
- Row Spacing: 2’ to 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Hornworms, bacterial wilt, bacterial speck
- Color: Yellow
- Flavor: Exotic
Brandywine Yellow Tomato Growth Habits:
If you live in a southern climate with long summers, you can direct seed your heirloom Brandywine Yellow tomato seeds directly in the garden. For others, start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. After all danger of frost has passed, transplant the seedings about two-thirds deep into well-drained soil. These 2-pound monsters require a lot of water, so keep soil moist. Make sure and have a sturdy trellis or tomato cage, as the potato-leafed vines grow up to 8 feet tall.
Various Culinary Uses for Brandywine Yellow Tomato Seeds:
Brandywine Yellow tomato seeds yield beefsteaks. While all Brandywine tomato colors are delicious, the yellow nature of this variety adds a distinct color to the summer table. If you can resist taking a bite out in the garden, save them for the kitchen and slice them up - they're the perfect size for a sandwich. Other uses include cooking, canning, freezing, or drying.
Brandywine Yellow Benefits:
One of the most important minerals in the human diet is potassium, and heirloom Brandywine Yellow tomatoes are rich in this mineral. Potassium helps balance fluids, nerve signals, and muscle contractions. It is also suggested that a high-potassium diet may help prevent kidney stones and osteoporosis, reduce blood pressure, and protect against stroke. Tomatoes also have vitamins B, C, and K. Moreover, all tomatoes, including Brandywine Yellow tomatoes grown from seed, contain lycopene, which may reduce the risk of intestinal cancers and help with vision problems like macular degeneration. So while Brandywine Yellow tomatoes are grown for their size and flavor, each bite is not only delicious but healthy as well!
The oil from Brandywine Yellow tomato seeds can be extracted and used for hair care. It's reported to repair split ends and encourage healthy hair for those suffering from dry and brittle hair.