Solar Power Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Solar Power'
Solar Power Tomato fruit
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
This variety produces an ample amount of small 2" golden yellow-orange fruit that are high in beta-carotene; firm with a well balanced flavor; wonderful in large containers or garden; perfect for salads, appetizers, charcuterie boards or snacking
Solar Power Tomato is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces small clusters of gold round tomatoes (which are technically 'berries') with orange overtones and orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The tomatoes have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
The tomatoes are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Solar Power Tomato will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Because of its vigorous growth habit, it may require staking or supplemental support. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant can be difficult to integrate into a landscape or flower garden, and is best grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Solar Power Tomato is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.