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Binomial Name Solanum lycopersicum
Taxon Species
Description The tomato is the fruit of the tomato plant, a member of the Nightshade family (Solanaceae). The fruit grows on a sprawling vine that is often trellised or caged to keep it upright. There are many kinds of tomatoes, including conventional, hybrid, heirloom, plum, grape, and cherry. Determinate or bush varieties do not need pruning and can be grown without trellises or cages. Indeterminate or climbing varieties benefit from pruning and should be trellised, caged, or staked.
Companions Kale Rapini Jalapeno Eggplant Anaheim Pepper Black Habanero Scotch Bonnet Peppers Red Bell Pepper Green Tabasco Pepper Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper Oregano Yellow Carrot Mexican Tarragon Guajillo Pepper Hungarian Wax Pepper Italian Sweet Pepper Peperoncini Sweet Piquanté Pepper Pequin Pepper Peter Pepper
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growing Degree Days
Sowing Method Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off
Spread 60 centimeters
Row Spacing 75 centimeters
Height 90 centimeters