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Scientific Name: Lycopersicon esculentum
Pronunciation: lye-koe-PUR-sih-kon ess-kew-LEN-tum
Common Name: tomato
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Greenhouse produce plant
Key ID Features: Leaves are compound, fuzzy
Course(s): HORT 1155, HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Herb, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google Images . Wikipedia
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Glandular hairs
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Auriculate
Margins: Cleft (parted)

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Morphologically, the inflorescence appears racemose but anatomical studies have shown flower formation is cymose (Welty, N. et. al., 2007).

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Grafting
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Leaf miner insect, Mites, Mold, Root rot, Thrips, Virus, Abiotic disorder, Fungal leaf spot
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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