The variety is called Brandywine. Heirloom plants are interesting in that they were commonly grown in earlier periods of human history. So they have kept their traits through open pollination as opposed to being cultivated through cuttings and grafts. Basically this means that they are closer to the original variety of foods that developed through nature rather than being hybridized or genetically altered.
The Brandywine plant takes 80 to 100 days to reach maturity. I planted on the 6th of May. So we still have a long way to go. But I feel very accomplished about it because it is growing well. I was a bit worried that my back deck may not get enough sunshine for growing tomatoes but so far so good. Hopefully by the end of summer I will be able to share its bounty. By the grace of the earth.seedling May 6, 2009