A few years ago, I got some seed of this strain, I did not do any research on it- just planted them. Lenny had started planting them when I walked into the greenhouse. When I looked at the group she was planting, I noticed both Potato leaf and regular leaf plants. I was furious! Obviously I had gotten some trashy seed. I threw all those seedlings out and we did not list them. Seems I recall Lenny giving away those few that she had already planted. Anyway, fast forward to this year. I was doing some research and stumbled across the Black Brandywine strain. Apparently, this strain appeared in a California field of regular Brandywine- most likely a result of a natural cross between possibly Cherokee Purple or another nearby "black" variety. The other thing I learned was that both leaf traits appear in this strain- which indicates it is still a fairly new variety and still unstable. For reasons I still can not fathom, I was intrigued. Maybe I jumped the gun and I should have tried a few of those hundreds I tossed out a couple years ago. The fruit is quite large and leans to the dark purple coloring.