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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Solar Set
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

American hybrid

Usage:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Beaumont, California

Orange Springs, Florida

West Monroe, Louisiana

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jonesville, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Christiansted, Virgin Islands

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This tomato is a real winner. Production is outstanding. Size is medium with some being a little larger. Taste is good but not real acidic (I prefer a real acid tomato) but makes up with terrific outputs. It really does well in my hot/humid climate. It is very impressive and is the best overall heat-set tomato that I have grown.

Positive

On Jan 27, 2004, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I am using this one as a green house crop,and so far it is working very well-I use a different crop support system than I use with indeterminate Tomato plants,-also-The disease resistance is a little less than my other varieties but they are disease free for now.-it has a lot of healthy blossoms that set fruit, even at low temps.[45 deg.] as well as the high temperatures it was designed for. -- Michael, Orangesprings FL.

Neutral

On Jan 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This a 1989 release from the University of Florida, Bradenton. It is designed for the hot and humid conditions of the Southeast. In addition to Fusarium 1 and 2, it has resistance to grey leaf spot.

Positive

On Mar 1, 2003, mgmarcks from Roseville, MI wrote:

Best flavor and most prolific prolific producer with no problems.