Solar Fire Tomato
No, it's not a hot tomato, but if you need a tomato that can set fruit in summer's heat, try Solar Fire.

Solar Fire Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 8 to 10 oz
  • Matures: 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 4 to 5 feet tall
  • Plant type: determinate

No, it’s not a hot tomato, but if you need a tomato that can set fruit in summer’s heat, try Solar Fire. Known for bearing heavy loads of medium-sized red tomatoes, Solar Fire can be planted in spring or at midseason to extend the harvest into fall. Resistant to fusarium races 1, 2, and 3, as well as gray-leaf spot, it has what is needed to get through the dog days. If the season is rainy, Solar Fire resists cracking to assure a good harvest. You’€™ll see this variety on our shelves a little later in the planting season as heat becomes an issue with tomatoes.

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Solar Fire Tomato is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I originally bought this tomato last year for mid-season planting in Texas, and it underwhelmed me. No harvestable fruit the first year, and I did not replant this year, instead trying Marion, Homestead and Roma. However, I did have 3-4 volunteer plants this year from fallen or pest-eaten fruit and these volunteers have completely changed my opinion of the variety. The single plant I had space for is now over 6 feet tall, bearing so much fruit I'm hard pressed to keep it trimmed and supported! Where the Homestead is cracking and catfacing, and the Roma is being eaten alive by stinkbugs, this plant is quietly filling my buckets with perfect tomatoes. I do pull the tomatoes green and ripen them inside, but this hasn't stopped them from being a great snacking tomato.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had 600 tomatos from 8 plants I am not exaggerating. At one point the vines were approximately 9 feet long. They had completely doubled over my tomato cages. I grew them in Jefferson County TX about 2012. I used a raised bed with plenty of morning and midday sun with afternoon shade. I watered them only in the mornings right before dawn. I had incorporated compost in to the bed, so I only fertilized about once every 4 to 6 weeks. If these plants are treated right and the pests are controlled, there is no reason for not having a high yield.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had been unable to get any varieties I was previously successful with (in other locales) to thrive in our Simi Valley, CA garden. This tomato changed that in a serious way. I planted one with a host of other varieties in Spring 2013. It not only outperformed the others (all long gone now), but has continued to provide tasty, homegrown tomatoes - through the winter and to this day. I am almost afraid to plant more as we have been barely able to keep up with the production of this one plant!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't grow: I bought this because it was advertised as heat resistant. It was already potted in a caged pot and had blooms on it when I bought it (in late April). I fertilize the plant regularly and I water twice daily, ensuring that the soil stays moist, however this plant hasn't done anything. The initial blooms dried up and died and now half the plant is dried leaves and flowers. The only thing that looks healthy on this plant is the stalk and the soil. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low yeild,does not grow tall like other tomato plants: Be sure to strategically place this plant if planting it with other tomato plants as it does not grow very tall, the 3 I planted only got to about 2 1/2 feet. I did not expect this so 2 of the 3 got shaded by the nearby tomato plants, but that didn't matter, the one that got full sun was still short and yielded only a few tomatoes. All the other Bonnie Plants had a good to very good yield. Disappointed in this variety.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am growing this variety for the first time in hydroponics and full sun outside. I have had some Blossom End Rot issues and mild splitting with this plant and since it is in hydroponics the BER was a calcium issue the other variety planted in the barrel did not have this issue. I have been harvesting large produce the largest to date 29oz. a very meaty and tasty variety. I would grow it again. I am using General Hydroponic Gro, Mirco and Bloom nutrients.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These were the BEST tomatoes we've ever grown!! They had the best flavor, best yield, no cracking, bugs/worms didn't seem to like them, thin skin, delicious through and through! The only disappointment was that it's not offered this early (March) in the season - I've checked two different big distributors. I'll try again mid summer and replant. They lasted until our huge freeze in mid-Febuary with minimal plant covering to protect from frost.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tomato Variety I Ever Grew Every year now for YEARS I have grown tomato's in my backyard, planting about 20-24 plants every season. I tried these last year, with spectacular results! After all my years of growing i said to myself "Why grow ANY other variety?" But I will boost up my count this year to 6 plants, along with a few Celebriies, some early girls, and some Sun Sugars!
Date published: 2017-04-17
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