Solar Flare Organic Tomato

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

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Pkt(≈ 25 seeds)
Certified Organic

Our favorite striped red beefsteak tomato, Solar Flare offers a perfect balance between sweet and tart, juicy and meaty - ideal for sandwiches and caprese salads. Its stunning gold stripes on a dazzling red background make it shine both in the garden and on your plate!

Plants are productive, disease resistant, and its good flavor holds up well going into fall. Bred by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms. Indeterminate plant type.

75 days to maturity

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years. Regular watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.