All About Tomato

Latin name : Solanum lycopersicum

Originating in South America there are dozens of varieties of tomatoes which are now widely grown and cultivated.

As a member of the nightshade family, it is a relative of the potato and eggplant. Ranging widely in size, colour and shape.

Fruit fact...

In 1893 in America the tomato was classified as a vegetable for trade purposes.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

May, June, July, August, September

Significant countries of origin

China, U.S.A., Italy, Portugal, France