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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: 18
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Kansas Girl
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
July 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Winner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Strong Grower

What are the cons? Won't Stop Growing!

Review:

I love this plant and it will be a staple in our garden. I will say I was not prepared for the growth! My husband made cages 8 feet tall and that didn't come close to harnessing this beast! Not only that but this tomato LOVES the heat...or it seems to anyway. We planted 3 large varieties this year....this German Pink, Solar Flare and Black Brandywine. Out of the 3 varieties I call this one BEAST! The limbs (not vines) are now drooping over the cages and growing down and even in this heat are still putting off flowers. The fruit is huge and tasted fantastic and I have to harvest it early so the birds don't get them. I told my hubby "this is how you know you have good fruit...you fight the birds for it."

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
TexasGardeningCook
Location:
Allen, TX, United States
Date:
July 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Best variety this year
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, productive, tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was one of 14 varieties in my Spring container garden. It was very productive, with easily 25-30 good-sized tomatoes on one plant. Great taste, and a gorgeous look in the garden and kitchen counter. Several other good slicing varieties were in the mix for us, but this was our favorite. It made tremendous BLTs and Club sandwiches, and super wedges in salads. The plant was very sturdy, set fruit easily, and was free of any real problem, like BER. It did produce 3-4 tomatoes that were "dual-lobed", from flowers that seemed to be mutant double flowers. But even those were delicious, and a marvel because of their size. Because of our extreme summer heat, most tomato plants decline and stop producing. Many area gardeners plant Fall tomato plants, to have plants w/ more vigor. I sowed seeds in May and transplanted the end of June. I increased this variety to three plants, all of which are doing well. If the Fall results are similar, we shall be Solar-rich!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BlueHummer
Location:
Columbiana, AL, United States
Date:
May 27, 2017
          4.0
 
1st of the season
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? beautiful

What are the cons? none

Review:

We tried this first in 2015 because it was supposed to be heat tolerant. It did well in our hot climate (north-central AL). No idea what it would have done in 2016 since our heat was off the scale followed by severe drought and the whole garden was a bust. But this year, Solar Flare takes the prize as our 1st tomato of the season, picked May 24th. Yes, we planted very early this year since last year's heat spooked us big time. It paid off. I can't wait to taste this year's tomato (going to eat it on Memorial Day with BBQ). My notes from 2015 say the taste was good but not the best tomato flavor ever. But they're so very pretty with their variegated stripes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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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9 out of 9 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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