Q: Is tomato a fruit or vegetable?
A: The tomato is a Fruit. However, the tomato has a much lower sugar content than other fruits, and is therefore not as sweet. It is considered a vegetable for most culinary purposes.
Q: How many varieties does tomatoes have?
A: There are many (around 7500) tomato varieties grown for various purposes each with its own growing techniques.
Q: What is the difference between the different tomato seeds?
A: Tomato varieties are categorized into heirlooms (also known as Open Pollinated) and hybrids. Seeds saved from an heirloom tomato plant stay true to that variety. In other words, the taste, shape, and color of an heirloom tomato can be reproduced via its seeds. Because hybrids are the results of multiple parents, their seeds do not stay true to their nature and cannot be saved.
Q: Can you grow tomatoes during winter time?
A: It all depends on where you are living in! If you live in somewhere warm, you can grow tomatoes all year round. In places that can get a bit cold you can only really grow them in the spring/summer/autumn.
Q: How to prevent pests from your tomatoes?
A: There are many ways to prevent pests from your tomatoes. To discourage cutworms, place a collar around each plant, such as a tin can with the top and bottom removed. Slugs will drown in a saucer of beer left in the garden. Staking plants so that the fruit doesn’t touch the ground is also important to protect against soil rot (caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani in the soil) and slug damage. Search online for more ways to prevent pests.
Q: Why does the tomato leaf go yellow?
A: Tomato plants leaves turn yellow for many different reasons. Yellow tomato leaves don’t, however, have to mean that the plant is failing.
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