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  Watch Your Garden Grow - Tomato
With tomatoes used fresh, it is usually seen as an advantage to have fruit ripening over an extended season on individual plants, but ripening most of the crop in a short period has been a bonus for paste tomatoes because processing activities are best done in fairly large lots.
Although both potato and tomato plants can be integrated, the "potomato" (sometimes called "topato") commonly advertised is simply a tomato seed inserted into a potato tuber and planted together, producing both a tomato plant and a potato plant in the same hill.
Tomatoes are packed with vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin A in the form of health promoting beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Tomatoes are also a source of lycopene, which is the subject of current promising research on the role of plant chemicals that promote health.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/tomato1.html   (5145 words)

  
  Tomato History
Just a few short years later, a tomato importer evaluated the law closely, and decided to challenge it on the botanical grounds that a tomato was in fact technically a fruit, not a vegetable, and should therefore be exempt from said tax.
Tomatoes ripen off the vine in response to the chemical ethylene, which is produced by the fruit as the development of the seeds nears completion.
Tomato soup, slices on a burger and ketchup are all highly integrated uses for the versatile fruit in American culture.
lamar.colostate.edu /~samcox/Tomato.html   (4120 words)

  
  Tomato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tomatoes are one of the most common garden vegetables in the United States, and, along with zucchini, have a reputation for outproducing the needs of the grower.
Tomatoes are often grown in greenhouses in cooler climates, and indeed there are cultivars such as the British 'Moneymaker' and a number of cultivars grown in Siberia that are specifically bred for indoor growing.
Botanically a fruit, the tomato is nutritionally categorized as a vegetable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tomato   (4238 words)

  
 tomato - HighBeam Encyclopedia
TOMATO [tomato] plant (Lycopersicon esculentum) of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family), related to the potato and eggplant.
One of the worst tomato pests is the cutworm.
Technically the tomato is a fruit, although it is commonly considered a vegetable because of its uses.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/t/tomato.asp   (425 words)

  
 The Internet Shrine to the Tomato   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Tomato is the fruit of the (surprise!) tomato plant, a vine-like plant which belongs to the nightshade family.
Tomatoes are usually planted in the ground when there is no danger of frost and the plant is ten to twelve inches tall.
Tomato cages are generally four feet tall and are a tube of "dog wire" (a sturdier and taller version of chicken wire) eighteen inches across with stakes on the side.
members.aol.com /rbi82/randy/tomato.html   (869 words)

  
 Biotechnology Tomato as a crop
Tomato is a highly specialized crop and bred to be grown under intensive monoculture.
The closest genetic relatives of tomato are in the genus Solanum.
The transformed tomato has gained no measurable selective advantage over nontransformed tomato in its ability to be disseminated or to become established in the environment.
www.aphis.usda.gov /brs/tomato.html   (472 words)

  
 Tomato Seeds - Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds and Heirloom Tomatoes
Unlike many other tomato seed suppliers, who may source their seed from independent contractors where quality is difficult to maintain, our family grows and harvests our own Certified Organic heirloom tomato seeds by hand, to ensure you the finest quality heirloom tomato seeds.
I also started tomato gardening presentations for grade schools, and held workshops and talks for garden clubs and universities.
Our organically grown heirloom tomatoes are not only bursting with flavor, they are also loaded with vital nutritional benefits, which we attribute to sunshine, good seed stock, and our practice of sustainable agriculture with management of our soil fertility and plant management.
www.tomatofest.com   (1517 words)

  
 Tomato Bob's Heirloom Tomatoes
Our 2007 seed catalog includes hundreds of varieties of heirloom tomatoes and vegetable seed varieties once offered in American seed catalogs in the early 1900's.
Heirloom tomatoes have become very popular with gardeners due to their excellent flavor and wide diversity of shapes, colors, and sizes.
We have also added tomato seed starting tips and several sections on organic gardening, composting, and raised bed and container gardening.
www.tomatobob.com   (439 words)

  
 Tomato Genetics Resource Center
The C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center (TGRC) is a genebank of wild relatives, monogenic mutants and miscellaneous genetic stocks of tomato.
The Center is named for the late Dr. Charles M. Rick, who established much of the collection through his research and plant collecting activities.
The TGRC facilitates research on tomato by providing seed samples of its accessions to interested scientists worldwide.
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 Tomato
Wild type tomato species are thought to be native the region of western South America and specifically in the dry coastal desert of Peru.
The tomato was not very popular until the 18th century mainly because of rumors that had labeled it as a poisonous fruit.
Tomatoes are subject to a large number of pests from the time plants first emerge to harvest.
www.uga.edu /vegetable/tomato.html   (2218 words)

  
 Tomato - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Tomatoes are available in a range of colors, which include green, yellow, red, purple, pink, fl, brown, white, and bicolored (green and red, red and yellow, or green and yellow).
Tomato sauce is a smooth mixture of tomatoes that is often seasoned with other ingredients to create a base to be used in pasta and food dishes requiring a smoother texture with less juice.
Tomato paste is produced from tomatoes that are cooked to remove the moisture, resulting in a stiff textured paste that is used for thickening soups and sauces.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=35110&catitemid=   (827 words)

  
 Tomato
Tomato varieties susceptible to this injury develop brown to fl, irregular, sunken areas around the blossom-ends of the fruits.
Tomatoes are extremely sensitive to 2,4-D. The ester form of 2,4-D is particularly volatile and most likely to cause injury if used anywhere near tomatoes.
Infestations usually occur when tomatoes are planted next to early corn and the borers migrate from the dying corn to the succulent tomato vines.
www.caes.state.ct.us /PlantPestHandbookFiles/pphT/pphtoma.htm   (3515 words)

  
 Tomato History | A Brief History Lesson about the Tomato
The Tomato History has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas.
The British, for example, admired the tomato for its beauty, but believe that it was poisonous, as its appearance was similar to that of the wolf peach.
Until the late 1800's the tomato was classified as a fruit to avoid taxation, but this was changed after a Supreme Court ruling that the tomato is a vegetable and should be taxed accordingly.
www.tomato-cages.com /tomato-history.html   (646 words)

  
 Organic Greenhouse Tomato Production
Tomatoes are the leading greenhouse vegetable crop in the United States and Canada.
Tomatoes need 75 to 100 pounds of nitrogen (N) per acre and moderate to high levels of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) for maximum yields.
Mechanical pollination of tomatoes was predominant in U.S. and Canadian greenhouses until the mid-90s, when the use of bumblebees was adopted from European growers.
attra.ncat.org /attra-pub/ghtomato.html   (5514 words)

  
 Tomato™ font family : MyFonts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tomato™ is a Canada Type font family with 5 styles priced from $16.96 $19.95.
Tomato is the digitization and quite elaborate expansion of an early 1970s Franklin Photolettering film type called Viola Flare.
The Postscript and True Type versions of Tomato come in five fonts, including two fonts for alternates, one font for ligatures, and one font for swashes.
www.myfonts.com /fonts/canadatype/tomato   (510 words)

  
 Heirloom Tomato Seed Exchange
The fruit is born on trusses and the sprawling plant grows from 7 to 10 feet.
This tomato was discovered growing wild in a forestry plantation and has been there for many years.
Roma type tomatoes that are ideal for salsas, sauces and preserving.
home.iprimus.com.au /ironbarkbob/seed   (484 words)

  
 Tomatoes, History of Tomatoes, Tomato Recipes, Tomato Equivalents
Technically a tomato is a fruit, since it is the ripened ovary of a plant.
Peel the tomatoes, puree them in a blender, and then strain them through cheesecloth or a coffee filer to drain off the excess tomato water (this can be used in soups).
In colonial America (1620-1763), tomatoes were thought to be poisonous and were grown as an ornamental plant called the "love apple." The odor of the leaves made people think it was poisonous.
whatscookingamerica.net /tomato.htm   (1309 words)

  
 Tomato Seeds - Heirloom Tomato seeds from Ani Tomato Seeds Direct.
A remarkably smooth, mild tasting heirloom tomato variety that is dark red, meaty and solid.
Banana Legs tomatoes are very prolific novelty tomatoes with yellow, pointed banana shaped fruits that are 4" long by 1½" wide.
The Golden Boy tomato is a low acid, mild flavoured fruit that are golden colored and globe shaped.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/anico/tomato.htm   (686 words)

  
 Bawarchi: Health and Nutrition: The facts of tomato
Tomato is very popularly grown throughout India and it ranks the largest crop after potato and sweet potato.
Tomato is a good source of potassium, B- carotene (vitamin A) and vitamin C. It is very low in calories.
There is a general belief that tomato consumption may result in the formation of bladder stones and that tomato may not be suitable for those who suffer from a tendency to gout or uric acid diseases.
www.bawarchi.com /health/tomato.html   (457 words)

  
 Tomato plant - Tomato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tomato plants are one of the most popular garden plants.
Tomato plants may be started indoors from seed, or transplants may be Cage-growing allows the tomato plant to grow in its natural manner but keeps the
The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a plant in the Solanaceae or The tomato plant was not grown in England until the 1590s, according to Smith.
bible-doctrine.siteslinks.com /sil/bible-doctrine-tomato-plant.htm   (226 words)

  
 Canning Tomato Products, HYG-5337-97
An average of 23 pounds of tomatoes is needed per canner load of 7 quarts, or an average of 14 pounds per canner load of 9 pints.
For a thin sauce, an average of 35 pounds of tomatoes is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 21 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints.
Wash tomatoes and dip in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until skins split.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/5000/5337.html   (1155 words)

  
 Tomato Sauces and Prostate Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diets rich in tomato sauces appear to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to a Harvard Medical School study.
Those who ate four to seven servings of tomato foods were 20 percent less likely to develop the disease.
Pizzas and raw tomatoes were also protective against prostate cancer, but tomato juice was not.
www.thenutritionreporter.com /Prostate.html   (513 words)

  
 cbs2chicago.com - The Many Faces Of The Tomato
And heirloom tomatoes are made from crossbreeding seeds that have been handed down for generations, hence their name.
It was a tomato salad with all different varieties, as well as onions, basil, extra-virgin olive oil, and coarse salt, which brings out the tomato’s natural juices.
When preparing tomatoes, you should always use a sharp knife so as not to damage the tomato skin, and never store tomatoes in the refrigerator.
cbs2chicago.com /tablefor2/local_story_273102332.html   (448 words)

  
 Tomato Recipes
When tomato mixture has cooked down to 1/2 original volume, add mixture, of which there should be 1 and 1/4 cups.
Quarter the tomatoes and measure them into a stainless-steel or enameled kettle; each 2 quarts of whole tomatoes should yield about 5 cups, cut up.
A good way to use green tomatoes, this chow chow is a spicy and hot accompaniment to beans and peas.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/recipes/tomatorecipes.html   (2148 words)

  
 Tomato Juice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tomato juice is a healthy, tasty drink that can help rejuvenate your energy.
Lycopene can be found in tomatoes, and is best in a concentrated form or as fresh juice.
The participants were arbitrarily selected to consume 250 millilitters of tomato juice, or a placebo, tomato flavored beverage, every day for three weeks.
www.soymilkquick.com /tomatojuice.html   (853 words)

  
 Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce
That's acceptable, especially considering the fact tomatoes canned at their peak of flavorful perfection are far superior to fresh ones that have been engineered to be shipped by bouncy carriers without even mildly bruising!
If you have good fresh tomatoes, blanch them in boiling water until the skins are loose and wrinkled.
Write it down and star it, pupils: This tangy tomato sauce can be used virtually anytime when you would like a juiced-up alternative to a can of tomatoes called for in a recipe.
www.newitalianrecipes.com /tomato-sauce.html   (531 words)

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