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Typically, grape or cherryTypically, grape or cherry tomatoes appear and ripen sooner in season that large, traditional tomatoes. Some sources suggest that while Brandywine has great taste, it lacks disease resistance (it's an heirloom) and is not consistent or reliable in its produce (the quality, amount, even color). You do not indicate where you are, but this one also ripens late, so that might be part of the matter. You could consult a local agricultural extension service or even a nursery for local advice.

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