Tomato
(Lycopersicon esculentum)

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Queen of the summer fruit, tomatoes need warm, sheltered conditions, rich soil, good drainage. Tomatos are susceptible to slow growth in cool conditions, nematode and wilt. Its worth it for the first home grown tomato of summer on fresh bread with a little salt, basil and rocket. Plant in Spring and Summer in temperate zones.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
High
Lifecycle
Annual
Container
Zero
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Regions
Edible plants
Shade levels
Full sun