[tomato] Solar Set

Marlynn Marcks (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sun, 4 Oct 1998 21:21:18 -0400 (EDT)

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Thought I'd let all know of the fabulous success I had with Solar Set.
I got it because I read it was hybridized by the University of Miami and
since El Nino had made Michigan very hot this year I figured it was a
good bet.  I never had any full sized tomato so prolific.  It produced
early and often and is still going strong even though it was 38 one
night.  I think one plant would be enough for a family of 6.  It is
super market size and slightly pointed at the end, fire engine red,
firm, juicy, and has true tomato flavor.  I also grew German Pink and
Hungarian which love heat and was rewarded with the hugest I've ever
seen, but to my taste, not as firm and the flavor was not as good.
Those of you who like heirlooms would probably love them, but I've found
Brandywine, Pruden's Purple,=A0Belgian Giant, too soft and with a taste
that to me seem like it is about to turn into garbage.  That doesn't
apply just to heirlooms as I had the same experience with Husky Gold and
Viva Italia.  And while I'm at it, Miracle Sweet was extremely prolific
and had good taste and texture without a tough skin, was rosy red, and
soft ball sized.  Anyone else want to give review on their successes and
failures this summer?
Marlynn Marcks
zone 6 normally but this year was hotter

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