Tomato Terminology To Better Understand Tomatoes
It’s Good To Know Some Of The Definitions That Describe This Amazing Fruit!
To better understand tomato terminology, it is good to know some of the definitions that describe this amazing fruit and food.
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Common Tomato 🍅 Terminology
Tomatoes that have been grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides
Non-hybrid tomato that has been passed down through families for generations or commercially grown before 1940
All heirlooms are open-pollinated
Produces seeds naturally and when planted will reliably reproduce the same plant as the parent
Cross between two varieties of tomatoes, but it does not meanit is genetically modified
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
Plants or animals created through engineering, which is a process wherein the plant’S DNA is changed in a way that does not occur naturally, and may include insertion of genes from other species
Bush type of tomato that grows to a certain height
Small, round cherry-size tomato
Larger tomato for sandwiches
Meaty tomato with not as much juice used in canning and sauces
This is by no means an exhaustive list of tomato terminology, but a quick reference of the most commonly used tomato plant terms to help newbie gardeners.
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