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Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Pronunciation: so-LAY-num lye-koe-PUR-sih-kon
Common Name: tomato
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Greenhouse produce plant
Key ID Features: Leaves pinnately compound, leaflets fuzzy, irregularly lobed and sized; florets yellow, in raceme-like cymes; berries usually red.
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
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Glandular hairs
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Auriculate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Morphologically, the inflorescence appears racemose but anatomical studies have shown flower formation is cymose (Welty, N. et. al., 2007); varieties or hybrids with up to 8 petals exist

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: Abiotic disorder, Anthracnose, Aphids or adelgids, Bacterial leaf spot, Beetles or weevils, Blight or needle cast, Caterpillar or cutworm, Fungal leaf spot, Leaf miner insect, Mites, Mold, Root rot, Thrips, Virus, Whitefly or psyllids, Wilt, ( Rabbit resistant )
Specific Pests: Insect pests include tomato hornworms, tomato fruitworms, stinkbugs, aphids, Colorado potato beetles, flea beetles, cutworms and whiteflies. Nematodes can be a problem in some areas., Disease problems include anthracnose, bacterial spot, early blight, fusarium wilt, late blight, verticillium wilt and viruses. Watch also for physiological disorders such as blossom end rot, catfacing, blossom drop, leaf roll and sunscald.
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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