Brandymaster Red F1 - #259U
(HY) Indeterminate. 80 days. Hybrid strain of the classic Brandywine. Vigorous, strong, potato leaf vines produce good yields of 10-16 oz shiny red beefsteak tomatoes. They are firm, juicy and have a delectable rich tomato flavor. Excel under a wide range of conditions. Perfect size to slice for summer picnics! Resistant: Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt. About 184,000 seeds/lb; 11,500 seeds/oz.
Companions: Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper.
Allies: Basil repels flies and mosquitos, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and flavor. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests.
Enemies: Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.