Brazilian Beauty


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases.
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+

“Brazilian Beauty” is a gorgeous dark tomato with a little-known past. In fact, I do not know it myself. I did find a listing that made me smile, and wonder if it is the true history. Let me quote the vendor’s listing here, and this is the translation given when the UK’s flag is checked for English language:
“An early heirloom tomato variety, with its history dating back 40 years ago. Gordon Brown was in kindergarten, when at the gate stopped the hippie in a van, offering a variety of tomatoes for sale. Nursery owner was not interested, but Gordon bought some tomatoes. Of the purchased fruits most in terms of flavor it stood out just Brasilian Beauty. Since that day, Gordon every year saws this variety. Not very large fruits are characterized by dark – mahogany color and insane flavor. The average weight of the fruit is 100 to 200 grams. Variety is very rare, fertile, reaching maturity in about 70 days. We strongly recommend to anyone who likes black tomatoes.”
What appeals to me in particular is the “insane flavor,” and who could possibly resist the lure of “the hippie in a van?” Not me! Of course, now I have a burning desire to find out exactly who Gordon Brown is. Lucky fellow, to have eaten Brazilian Beauty in kindergarten! Prime Minister Gordon Brown? Chef Gordon Brown? Who is this tomato fan mystery man? The Shadow Knows.
These are chocolate, medium to small oblate fruits, which may (depending upon the weather and growing environment) demonstrate the most interesting green mottling with the chocolate. Brazilian Beauty is sweet for a chocolate variety, and succulent. Altogether yummy. Recommended!

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