Solar Flare--Any good?

bookwyrme(9)February 3, 2014

So I've decided to grow four-and-only-four varieties of tomato this year (gotta leave room for some other veggies). Anyway, I've decided on Yellow Brandywine, Sungold, and Black Cherry based on what I've loved in the past. This leaves one new slot & I'm currently debating between True Black Brandywine & Solar Flare. I like tomatoes that can be eaten raw and as-is, but I admit: Right now, I'm going on looks for the Solar Flare and the intriguing idea that the goodness that is Brandywine might be married to the richness of the black tomato.

Anyone grown either variety? Got suggestions?

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Just personal opinion of course but with all the wonderful tomato varieties out there and if I could grow only 4 plants I wouldn't waste the space on either of them.

But if I had to pick one of those two it would be Solar Flare if for no other reason than it will outproduce both the brandywines 10:1 in my experience with them. Especially in a zone 9 climate.

Dave

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:38PM
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