Tomato

Tomato

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. lycopersicum

Description

The tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family and is native to South America. It is a perennial plant in its natural habitat, but is usually grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual. It grows from 1 mt to 3 mt in height and the stem grows sarmentose or erect but in this case requires stakes. It has hairs on the stem and leaves. The flower is cup shaped and is yellow. The berry of the tomato skin is usually smooth and fleshy pulp. The berries can be in various forms depending on the variety.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Solanum lycopersicum
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Sowing Depth 0.30 cm
Distance between rows 50 cm / 100 cm
Distance between rows 30 cm / 70 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 4.00
Average growing time 80 gg / 130 gg
Average sprouting time 5 gg / 10 gg
Produce per sqm 3.00 kg / 8.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 4.2
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 15 °c - 25 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 12 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 6.80
Can be grown in pots yes

Variety

Beefsteak

Tomato salad, large and irregular, smooth and thin skin, meaty flesh with few seeds. Very tasty, aromatic

Beefsteak
Cherry tomato
Round fruit "cherry", small, clustered, bright red
Cherry tomato
San Marzano

Elongated, growing in clusters, bright red, sweet and sour taste

San Marzano
Rio Grande
Egg-shaped fruit, firm flesh, deep red color. Vigorous and very productive
Rio Grande
Noire de Crimée

A mid-early croppig variety that grows vigorously, has a very high yield. It’s appreciated for the deep red, almost black, colour of its berries (the tomatoes), which are globe-shaped, of a considerable size and have a smooth skin, as well as having a unique flavour.
Noire de Crimée tomatoes have a very high concentration of lycopene, one of the strongest antioxidants found in nature.

Noire de Crimée
Dwarf San Marzano

A dwarf variety of the famous San Marzano tomato. It grows as a bush and can be cultivated without supports. This variety is mid-early cropping and has a very high yield. In order to grow to its best, it needs to be sheltered from the wind, with good exposure to sunlight and temperatures between 15° C and 33° C.
The berry is cylindrical and elongated, with a very thin, bright red skin. The flesh is firm and has the wonderful typical San Marzano flavour.

Dwarf San Marzano
Berner rose

This variety is of Swiss origin, it is a mid-early cropping plant that grows vigorously (it can grow to over 2 mt) with a very high yield. The berries (tomatoes) are globe-shaped, of a considerable size and have pale red, almost pink, skin.
The flesh is firm and has a very good flavour. In the kitchen it can be used raw or to prepare sauces and tomato purée.

Berner rose
Cherry

This variety is not particularly vigorous, it is indeterminate and requires supports during cultivation. It produces considerable quantities of tomatoes in bunches, they are small and globe-shaped. The tomatoes have a pleasant flavour and can be used in the kitchen in salads or other more complex dishes.

Tomato
Marmande

An early cropping variety with a semi-determinate growth habit. It produces globe-shaped berries (tomatoes), they are flattened on the bottom with ribs that are not highly pronounced. It has a pleasant flavour and is suitable for eating raw as well for bottling or making tomato purée or paste (when fully ripe).

Marmande

Dishes you can create with this veg