(90 days) Indeterminate, potato leafed. (aka Pink Brandywine) An Amish heirloom dating back to before 1885, this is probably the best-known old variety. We originally sourced our seed from the Seed Saver’s Exchange, who obtained this strain via tomato collector Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens in 1980. The name comes from Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew it for over 100 years. Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavour. If you have been disappointed with Brandywine (there seems to be some doubtful seed out there) try this one and it will change your mind.
DetailsCarolyn J. Male, Ph.D., is a professor of microbiology at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She is an author whose articles appear in Kitchen Gardening, The American Cottage Gardener, and The Historical Gardener. Dr. Male has raised more than a thousand different varieties of heirloom tomatoes in her zone 5 garden in upstate New York. She is author of the book 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden.