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Tomato Terminology To Better Understand Tomatoes

Tomato Terminology
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

Organically-Grown

Tomatoes that have been grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides

Heirloom

Non-hybrid tomato that has been passed down through families for generations or commercially grown before 1940

All heirlooms are open-pollinated

Open-Pollinated

Produces seeds naturally and when planted will reliably reproduce the same plant as the parent

Hybrid

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

Determinate

Bush type of tomato that grows to a certain height

Cherry

Small, round cherry-size tomato

Beefsteak/Slicing Tomato

Larger tomato for sandwiches

Plum/Roma Tomato

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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