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Solar Flare Tomato (15 seeds) (TX107) $3.00

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Solar Flare Tomato

         
 
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This 6-10 ounce beefsteak is red with gold stripes and has very meaty flesh with luscious sweet red tomato flavor. Developed by Brad Gates and selected for flavor, production, increased earliness and scab resistance, he says the variety is one of his "work horses." Select seed, grown by Brad.
 
Solar Flare Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

86.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
CaliforniaGirl
Location:
Citrus Heights, CA, United States
Date:
November 2, 2016
          4.0
 
Beyond GORGEOUS
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? GORGEOUS!

What are the cons? Boring flavor and thick skin

Review:

My two plants set fruit pretty early for me in Northern California. The fruit was of medium size and while still green had delightful stripes hinting at the gorgeous colorful mature fruit it would soon turn into. And boy, what a gorgeous tomato! Some looked like they were on fire, while others were more subtle in their coloring. The first several ripe fruit were delicious on sandwiches and in fresh salsas, but then the fruits started developing thicker skins and bland flavor. I ended up throwing the later ones into sauces, though they were difficult to process because the fruit is very juicy with little meat the the skins were thick. Interestingly, one I had planted on the other side of the garden grew yellow striped tomatoes, very much lacking flavor. The chickens got those ones. These did set fruit early and kept producing through early fall, though the bugs got the late ones. Will try a new striped variety next season, but had fun growing this one. It's good for fresh eating.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
HotinCali
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
August 25, 2016
          4.0
 
Good producer given the heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Declicious

What are the cons? Died a little in the heat

Review:

Very strong sturdy plants--they didn't need a lot of support other than a tiny cage. It looked like it was on steroids next to some of my other plants. Large, sweet fruit in the spring. Fruits matured one week after my early girls. As the 100 temps set in the plant stopped producing flowers and the fruits became small, but there were still fruits! Some scabbing from the sun (which none of the other tomatoes had). Maybe 3 fruits had some blossom end rot. Now that temps are back in the 90s, new green growth is coming out of the brown and dull green old growth, along with lots of big yellow flowers! Can't wait for the second harvest. Great for eating raw. Nice firm flesh.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
August 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Three cheers for Brad Gates
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Amazing contrast in colors

What are the cons? none at this time

Review:

Give this one some room! After growing my favorite variety Blue Beauty for two years I thought this one from Wild Boar Farms would assume the same compact vining habits. Not at all, the Solar Flare is robust from the time it is a seedling and will grow taller than a person and elbow it's neighbors two feet in all directions with the right conditions. A great yield to this variety with tomatoes that are quite consistent in shape and size. The most striking part of this variety is the color contrast when they are ripe, much more vivid than any striped variety I have tried. Be sure to have some strong trellising systems in place up to 7 feet high, as it has already bent the metal rebar holding up the tomato cages. As long as you don't mind having the incredible hulk growing in your garden this is a great yielding striped bi-color choice. Three cheers for Brad Gates!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jason Tomato
Location:
Medford, OR, United States
Date:
August 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Powerhouse
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, production, taste,color

What are the cons? None

Review:

Early producer, had my first tomatoes off of this around mid July in Southern Oregon. The flavor is like a traditional red but with some tangy bite to it. Consistent, 7 to 11 oz. fruits all over the whole plant. The production was great on these, easily 15 to 20 pounds per plant by season end. Very heat tolerant. Took several days of 100 heat like a champ and kept right on fruiting and ripening like it was getting a massage. No cracks on these tomatoes and the catfacing was almost nonexistent for an heirloom. This tomato is great in salsa and for canning or just eating fresh. These plants can and will get upwards of 6 to 8 feet tall so cage them accordingly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
The Jersey Devil
Location:
Franklin Twp. Gloucester Co., NJ, United States
Date:
November 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Solar Flare Heaven
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Size and flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Absolutely one of the best tomatoes I've ever grown and eaten. Destined to become a new South Jersey garden staple. Sweet, tangy and delicious, it made the best tomato sandwich we've ever had. A smear of Hellmann's and a sprinkle Jane's Mixed Up Salt, and we were in tomato sandwich heaven every time!! Delicious fried, as well!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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