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Solar Flare Tomato (25 seeds) (TX107) $3.50

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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.”
 
Solar Flare Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 31
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

83.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
katbrows
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
August 12, 2019
          3.0
 
Pretty but cracked
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty

What are the cons? Cracks easily

Review:

This is a pretty tomato with a nice, mild flavor. But almost each of my tomatoes cracked, and the plant got a little blight.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen
Location:
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date:
July 28, 2019
          4.0
 
Best producers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Best producer in the garden

What are the cons? None

Review:

These are great. Had to do a lot of extra staking to hold up heavy bunches of solid tomatoes. Best producer in the whole garden. On my list for next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kara
Location:
Lexington, KY, United States
Date:
July 16, 2019
          3.0
 
Grew these in central Kentucky
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful fruit

What are the cons? Catfacing, hit harder by pests

Review:

Beautiful tomato, but very prone to cat-facing. For every decent tomato I got, there were four or five lumpy monstrosities. They also took longer to mature than my other tomato varieties. They ARE pretty, however, and the few perfect ones I got many compliments on. The rest...my chickens enjoyed eating. They also seemed to be more susceptible to pests. Overall i'd recommend them just because they are pretty and if you have the space to grow them, why not?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RandomAnonGardener
Location:
Louisville, KY, United States
Date:
July 10, 2019
          3.0
 
Bad Luck
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Sort of pretty

What are the cons? Disease prone

Review:

Maybe I just had bad luck. Unlike many reviewers, I didn't find this one productive at all. Of the dozen or so other varieties I grew last year, this was one of the more disease-susceptible ones of the lot. These plants seemed to really attract the blight for whatever reason, and the yields suffered a lot. The appearance of the fruits was kind of pretty, but not nearly as pretty as the pictures. A few of them looked like the photographs, but most of them were just red with subtle splotch-like stripes; not nearly as bright or patterned as the pictures imply. The flavor isn't awful but isn't great either. I have much respect for Brad Gates, but this definitely isn't about to become one of my workhorses.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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18 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Anjilluv
Location:
Ridgefield, WA, United States
Date:
April 12, 2019
          5.0
 
Care Prep Soil for Tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sun, Soil, Water

What are the cons? Water on leaves or fruit

Review:

I have read most of the reviews here and what it all boils down to is this. All tomatoes and this one in particular must have the planting ground and the soil well drained and richly fortified. Most of the review are not telling how or if the ground was fortified and prepared for planting tomatoes. I have grown this tomato with 100% success for 6 years and I can tell you that many of the seeds make there way into the hands of friends, family, and neighbors. Not many people understand the requirements of tomato plants and therefore do not have great success. I have personally helped many individuals who want to grow them but are either lazy about preparing the ground or cheap not wanting to pay for soil amendments. If you want success with these and other tomatoes then you MUST do it right, and that means NO SHORTCUTS PERIOD.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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