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TOMATOES




The tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit, as well as the plant
(Solanum lycopersicum) which bears it. Originating in South America, the
tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of
the Americas, and its many varieties are now widely grown, often in
greenhouses in cooler climates.

The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient
in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it
is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (as well as by the United
States Supreme Court, see Nix v. Hedden), which has caused some confusion. The
fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects.

The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. The plants typically grow to 13
metres (310 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the
ground and vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its native habitat,
although often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual.




varieties



There are many (around 7500) tomato varieties grown for various purposes.
Heirloom tomatoes are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among
home gardeners and organic producers, since they tend to produce more
interesting and flavorful[citation needed] crops at the cost of disease
resistance and productivity.


Tomato varieties are roughly divided into several categories, based mostly
on shape and size.



"Slicing" or "globe" tomatoes

are the usual tomatoes of commerce, used for a wide variety of processing
and fresh eating.



Beefsteak tomatoes

are large tomatoes often used for sandwiches and similar applications.
Their kidney-bean shape, thinner skin, and shorter shelf life makes
commercial use impractical.



Oxheart tomatoes

can range in size up to beefsteaks, and are shaped like large strawberries.

Plum tomatoes, or paste tomatoes

(including pear tomatoes), are bred with a higher solid content for use in
tomato sauce and paste and are usually oblong.



Pear tomatoes

are obviously pear shaped and based upon the San Marzano types for a richer
gourmet paste.



Cherry tomatoes

are small and round, often sweet tomatoes generally eaten whole in salads.


Grape tomatoes

a more recent introduction, are smaller and oblong, a variation on plum
tomatoes, and used in salads.



Campari tomatoes

are also sweet and noted for their juiciness, low acidity, and lack of
mealiness. They are bigger than cherry tomatoes, but are smaller than
plum tomatoes.



Tomato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato



List of heirloom tomato cultivars
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heirloom_tomato_cultivars


List of tomato cultivars
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tomato_cultivars


Tomatillo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo


Tomberry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomberry




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SECTION 2



HOW TO GROW
A TOMATO
PLANT




Are you learning to grow your own sweet, juicy tomatoes? Luckily for you,
tomato plants can grow almost anywhere, that is warm and a little damp.
But as with most vegetation that produce a fruit, a little "tender, loving
care" or TLC goes a long way. With adequate sunlight, water, and patience,
you'll be greatly rewarded with a six foot tall tomato plant with big
(or cherry size), red, or other heirloom colours, juicy tomatoes! Tomatoes
take a long time to grow so you must have great patience. That's all you
need to do to get your tomato plant growing. Have fun growing!



Things You'll Need


Tomato plants (several different varieties)

Composted manure. Available in 40-pound bags from nurseries, garden centers,
or hardware stores.

Trowel, small shovel or pickaxe.

Twine or cloth for tying.

Tomato stakes (bamboo, iron rebar, wood) or tomato cages.



How to Grow a Tomato Plant
http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-a-Tomato-Plant



How to Grow Tomatoes
http://www.ehow.com/how_535_grow-tomatoes.html




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SECTION 3



HOW TO GROW
TOMATOES
INDOORS




Learning how to grow tomatoes indoors has several advantages. Doing this
will allow you to produce fresh, flavorful tomatoes throughout the winter
months, when tomatoes from the grocery store are likely imported and
tasteless. Growing indoors is also useful if you live in a multi-unit
building and do not have access to an outdoor space for growing vegetables.
In any case, growing tomatoes indoors is only a moderately challenging
process requiring just a few pieces of equipment.



How to Grow Tomatoes Indoors
http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Tomatoes-Indoors



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SECTION 4



TIPS FOR
GROWING PERFECT
TOMATOES




1. Choose a bright, airy spot: Plant tomatoes where they will get at
least 10 hours of light in summer. And leave room between plants for
air to circulate.

2. Rotate even a little: Alternate your tomato bed between even just
two spots and you diminish the risk of soilborne diseases such as
bacterial spot and early blight.

3. Pass up overgrown transplants: When buying tomato seedlings, beware
of lush green starts with poor root systems. They will languish for
weeks before growing.

4. Bury the stems: Plant your tomato seedlings up to the first true
leaves. New roots will quickly sprout on the stems. More roots means
more fruits.

5. Water deeply but infrequently: Soak your tomato bed once a week, or
every five days at the height of summer. Water directly on the soil,
not on the leaves.

6. Pinch the suckers: Prune off these non-fruiting branches. This directs
the tomato plant's energy into growing bigger, better fruit.

7. Plant again: Three weeks after you plant tomatoes in your garden, put
in another set so all of your harvest doesn't come at once.



Tips for Growing Perfect Tomatoes
https://101gardening.blogspot.com/2016/03/tips-for-growing-perfect-tomatoes.html?fullpost



What are the Most Common Tomato Plant Diseases?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-most-common-tomato-plant-diseases.htm




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SECTION 5



TOMATO
TOMATOES
LINKS




5 Reasons To Plant
Marigolds With Your
Tomato Plants

https://www.tomatobible.com/marigolds-tomato-plants/?fbclid=IwAR0mnUucx9PSjuSTDDeACpM91fiaZIw4GkKfwtb2NCe2G_imhJw7tmGMcZE

American Tomato Growers Association
https://www.americantomatogrowers.org/

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can3_tomato.html

Common Diseases of Tomatoes
http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1327/EPP-7626web.pdf

Grow Garden Tomatoes
http://www.growgardentomatoes.com/

Grow the perfect tomato
http://www.sunset.com/garden/fruits-veggies/how-to-grow-tomatoes-sunset-guide

Growing Tomatoes &
Tomato Growing Tips

http://www.weekendgardener.net/vegetable-gardening-tips/growing-tomatoes-070707.htm

How To Clone
Tomato Plants
From Cuttings

https://www.ruralsprout.com/clone-tomato-plants-from-cuttings/?fbclid=IwAR2dylYyZQyrALa_IqopJOzgxlxMjFoUP2ovt2iLpAzlqkkfbLfEI20xPtM

How to Grow Tomatoes
http://www.gardenersnet.com/vegetable/tomato.htm

How to Grow Tomatoes
http://www.hgtvgardens.com/tomatoes/how-to-grow-tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes
http://gardenorganize.com/stop-buying-tomatoes-use-these-4-smart-methods-to-grow-an-endless-supply/

How To Prune Tomatoes For A Big Harvest
http://theplantguide.net/2017/06/17/prune-tomatoes-big-harvest/

Identify and
Control Tomato Bugs

http://www.growgardentomatoes.com/tomato-bugs.html

The On-line Tomato Vine
http://www.kdcomm.net/~tomato/

Pruning Tomato Plants
for a Bigger Harvest

https://happydiyhome.com/pruning-tomato-plants/

Secrets to Tomato-Growing Success
http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/secrets-tomato-growing-success

Solanum lycopersicum
Solanaceae Source

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/projects/solanaceaesource/taxonomy/description-detail.jsp?spnumber=3601

Things No One
Tells You About Growing Tomatoes
{but you need to know for a
good tomato harvest}

https://www.schneiderpeeps.com/things-no-one-tells-you-about-growing-tomatoes/?fbclid=IwAR38PdG-0O2wGORpAob6gAHFxzLuXH0ti8pHBj9CeQC1nPkspLC15tYLWBU

Tomato core collection database
http://www.eu-sol.wur.nl

Tomato Dirt
http://www.tomatodirt.com/

Tomato Disease Identification
http://www.growgardentomatoes.com/tomato-disease-identification.html

Tomato Disease Identification Key
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/DiagnosticKeys/TomWlt/TomWiltKey.html

Tomato Genome Sequencing Project
http://www.sgn.cornell.edu/about/tomato_sequencing.pl

Tomatoes: A Growing Guide
http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/tomatoes-a-growing-guide

Tomato Growing video
http://www.infoagro.com/video/video_agricola.asp?id=18

Tomato Pests
http://ipm.ncsu.edu/AG295/html/tomato_key.htm

Tomato Pests and
Diseases, Symptoms, Control

https://www.agrifarming.in/tomato-pests-and-diseases-symptoms-control

Tomato Plant Diseases And How To Identify A Disease In Tomato Plants
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-diseases.htm

Tomato Varieties Database
http://www.makeagift.rutgers.edu/tomato-varieties/default.asp?Variety

Urine: The Natural Tomato Fertilizer. Increases Yields and Nutrients
http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/05/urine-the-natural-tomato-fertilizer-increases-yields-and-nutrients/

A Visual Guide: Tomato Foliage, Stem & Root Problems
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/Visual%20Guides/Tomato%20Foliage%20Problems.pdf

Why do Tomato Plants Split?
https://www.americannettings.com/why-do-tomato-plants-split/

Winter Tomatos
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2004-10-01/Winter-Tomatoes.aspx



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Agriculture
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The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




List of fruits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fruits




Plants Database
National Gardening Association

http://garden.org/plants/




The Plant Encyclopedia
http://theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page




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