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A tomato is botanically a fruit but was defined by the US Congress in the 1800's as a vegetable so that it could be taxed. Their reasoning was that they are used as vegeta…bles for culinary purposes. It is a red fruit with seeds and similar to strawberries and other red fruits with seeds.
They are a vegetable
Wash your tomatoes. Dip them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until the skins split. Remove them from the boiling water and immediately put them into cold water. Slip …off the skins and remove the cores. Leave whole or cut into halves. Put the tomatoes in a large saucepan and heat to boiling, gently mashing from time to time to create some juice. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Stir to keep them from scorching. Put the tomatoes and juice into clean jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice per quart to acidify. Add 1 teaspoon of salt per quart. Adjust the lids and rings. Process in a boiling water bath for 90 minutes. The water level should be 1-inch above the tops of the jars. Remove from canner, and let sit until they seal.
Conditions Are too Good The most common reason why an apparently healthy tomato plant has no fruit, when growing outdoors, is that its soil is too fertile. Tomato pla…nts go to seed when they are stressed by slightly infertile conditions...liken this to cool-weather plants that must be protected from heat, lest THEY go to seed. Since, unlike lettuce and broccoli, we actually want tomatoes to go to seed (bear fruit), we have to take care in these ways: Be careful not to give them fertilizer with much nitrogen. It's also possible for soil to have too much nitrogen already. A third source of over-fertility is nearby legumes: Bean, pea, and clover plants host a bacteria that fixes nitrogen into the soil, and are good for planting near cucurbits (cucumbers, squash, and melons), brassica (broccoli, cabbage), and corn, but should never be grown near tomatoes or peppers. The Plant is too Still If the obviously healthy plant plant is actually blooming, but not setting fruit, then the problem is likely to not be overly fertile soil, but overly still air. If the air is extremely still (no breeze) for weeks at a time, or you are growing tomatoes indoors, you can get blooms that do not "set" into fruit. This is because they are not getting pollinated. Tomatoes are self-pollinating, but they need at least a light breeze, or American-native pollinators to disturb them. You can easily fix this, simply by gently shaking the entire plant (very gently) every day or two. Animals like birds visiting the plants can have a similar effect. Note that honeybees are an invasive species from the Old World, while tomato plants are native to the Americas; No plants native to the Americas need, or even can use, honeybees for pollination. Pumpkins need squash bees, tomatoes air-pollinate, corn is pollinated by birds, wind, and large American insects, et cetera. Encourage native pollinators in your garden, by including "companion plants" that will attract them, like umbellifers (queen anne's lace and parsley, for example). They are old world plants, but their flowers attract few honeybees, and are the right size for many native pollinators.
Well, Tomatoes were originallly thought 2 have been produced in Peru. Guess What? 125 million tons of tomatoes were produced in the world in 2005. that is… like HEAVYYYYY :D However, They are produced in most countries
If the air is extremely still for weeks at a time, or you are growing tomatoes indoors, you can get blooms that do not "set" into fruit. This is because they are not getting p…ollinated. Tomatoes are self-pollinating, but they need at least a light breeze, or American-native pollinators to disturb them. You can easily fix this, simply by gently shaking the entire plant (very gently) every day or two. Note that honeybees are an invasive species from the Old World, while tomato plants are native to the Americas; No plants native to the Americas need, or even can use, honeybees for pollination. Pumpkins need squash bees, tomatoes air-pollinate, corn is pollinated by birds, wind, and large American insects, et cetera.
Well ask yourself- are you round, red, squishy, and have a green step out the top of you?
you put the plant in the ground
fertilizer = rich soil = Bigger, more healthy tomatoes.
Tomatoes are easy to grow from a plant. The main things the plant needs are good, loose soil, water, sunshine, and more sunshine. A great way to get good soil is to throw you…r autumn leaves onto the ground where you plan to plant the tomato. Leave the leaves there all winter so that their nutrients will be absorbed by the soil. It is a good rule of thumb to wait till there is no more chance of the ground freezing before planting anything. Once there is no more chance of the ground freezing, remove the leaves from the soil. The leaves will be wet and full of worms, so it is not a pleasant task, but the results in the soil are well worth it. Always return every stray worm to the earth. Next, plant your tomato plants. Plant them a good two feet away from each other, for tomato bushes grow big. While the plants are still small, put tomato cages around each one. Now you will have to wait for some time before anything seems to happen. Like every plant, tomatoes need water. It is good to check the soil around the plants everyday. If it is moist or wet, leave it alone. But if it is dry, water it generously. When you water tomatoes, always put the hose or the water pitcher right at the base of the plant's stem so that the water goes directly into the dirt without touching the leaves or branches of the bush. If the tomato plant is too wet for too long, it will become sickly. A sign of a healthy tomato plant is green powder from the leaves. Rub your fingers along the tops of the tomato plants; if a green powder is left on your fingers, your plant is healthy and getting plenty of sunshine. Eventually yellow flowers will blossom on the bushes. From these flowers will grow tomatoes. Although you have to wait a considerable time before the tomatoes start actually coming, once they come, they come in full force. Now you have to check the bushes for two things besides the dampness of their soil; you must also look for tomatoes and for cracked stems. Pick the tomatoes when they are ripe. If you leave a tomato for too long, it will fall prey to little rodents and insects. So it is best to check your tomatoes bushes every morning. If a tomato looks almost ready, pick it. It is better to pick a tomato a few hours early than to find it half eaten by vermin the next morning. Because tomato bushes are so thick, you will have to search through the mesh of their foliage to find the tomatoes growing on their central branches. It will take a good several minutes to completely find every tomato on a single healthy bush. Cracked stems are a problem caused by the weight of the tomatoes. A tomato bush can handle several cracked stems. But it is better to avoid cracked stems by tearing an old T-shirt into long, 1 inch wide strips. Use these strips to hold stray branches (like in a sling) and tie the ends of these strips to a horizontal bar on the tomato cage. Very large tomato bushes will grow so far beyond their cages that they will begin to fall over, taking their cages with them. In this case, hammer several tall, strong sticks into the ground and tie the bush and cage to the sticks to hold the bushes and cages upright. You may break a few stems in the process, but that is not bad if you do not break more than a few. Finally, as the tomato bushes die, remove the cages and sticks and ties. Also remove the dead tomato plants! Letting them "rot in place" or chopping them up and adding them to your tomato plot is one of the #1 ways tomato plant diseases are spread. A final note to keep in mind is that land cannot support the same plant for year after year. So it is good to let the land rest for a year every two or three years.
it depends on the plant and how long it grows for but a healthy tomato plant will continuously produce fresh tomato's as long as the plant is properly taken care of and it is …possible for them to live for mutable years in green house's.
If your tomato plants are not producing anything (except blossoms), you might have a pollination problem, or you might have planted seeds from a store-bought tomato that have… been cross-pollinated and are more or less sterile. This presumes that they are blossoming but are not producing fruit. If, on the other hand, your tomato plants are producing fruit but are performing poorly, they are underfed, underwatered or you have not pruned them properly. Make sure you feed them a good general purpose fertilizer two or three times after the plants have developed, and most importantly, prune them heavily!!! You must remove all the leafing branches except for the top three or four at all times during the growth of the plant or you will grow nothing but leaves and a few underdeveloped puny tomatoes. This means that you will be removing branches or suckers or both every day throughout the growing season. Do not remove the producing growths, just the leafy branches. And please note this does not apply to Tiny Tims and other dwarfed plants as they grow so branchy they are nearly impossible to prune; these plants will produce hundreds of tiny tomatoes without any pruning whatsoever.
Tomatoes are both a fruit and a vegetable. It's a fruit because it has seeds and its a vegetable because its not sweet so you can call a fruit or a vegetable but both are corr…ect.
Tomato sandwhich or tomato soup. There is also salsa and catsup.
Tomato plants are classified as determinate or indeterminate. Determinate plants will bear their fruit once at relatively the same time. Indeterminate will grow fruits through…out the growing season.
The USDA says that the average is around 15 pounds. However this number ranges a lot depending on how good your soil is and what type of plant you're planting. In ge…neral - if a plant is fed well it can do 15-45 pounds. If it's special types it can grow 100+ pounds (but that world record range).