# Tomatoes As Superfood

TOMATO

Tomato is the most well-liked vegetable in the USA and takes pleasure in by millions all over the world. There are many kinds of these tomatoes that are to be growing on the vines nowadays.

Tomatoes have many shapes, many, colors, and different tastes. There are factually hundreds of diverse tomato varieties, but we regularly choose our beloved varieties by some grouping of zest, quality, and manifestation. It is a very old debate that is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? But everyone has his or her own thinking and overview of the tomato classification. But at the current era with the help of botanists and other scientific researches it is quite easy to describe a tomato as a vegetable Because the botanists have declared the fruit is something like any fleshy material which is covering a seed(s) if we go for this then tomato is fruit not vegetables but the horticulturist’s point of view says that tomato comes under the umbrella of vegetable plant.

Factually speaking, fruits are produced from the ovary in the foundation of the flower, and it also contains the seeds of the plant. When it comes to cooking, then tomato dealt as a vegetable because it is an essential part of many recipes and dishes. Without tomato many of the dishes and recipes are incomplete.

The basic and main thing on which we can give the answer of this question that, is a tomato an apple or a fruit, does it include seeds in it or not if hold seeds then it is a fruit without any debate and confusion. In real it actually contains the seeds so it is definitely being classified as a fruit not a vegetable. Previously at the time of the 1800’s the tomato is counted under the category of fruits in order to stay away from the tax, but after that, this is counted as vegetables. The old name of the tomato was Love Apple being known as so-called fruit, but nowadays this comes under the category of vegetables. This debate remained for a long time, but finally, it came to end when government authorities and supreme courts declared it as a vegetable and must be taxed for that reason. The basic reason behind categorizing a tomato as a vegetable was just to eliminate the tax from tomatoes. It cannot be classified again as fruit until and unless Supreme Court and government officials declare it.

If we conclude this debate than it is quite clear that a tomato is actually a fruit but it is used as an important ingredient in many dishes and recipes so by this dimension it is a vegetable. This debate is actually between the botanists and the government not between the minds of the general public, because the facts are there to prove it as a fruit. But we cannot ignore this reality also that it is being intentionally be used as a vegetable by the general public itself so here government decision about declaring it as a vegetable is not a wrong decision. Because believing and behaving must be same if we talk about the nature and use of tomato. By ending this debate by concluding this debate that a tomato has a bi-nature, it can be believed as fruit, but it is actually being used as the fruit by the majority of the public of the world.

The two main types of tomato growth are accustomed: the first one is determinate, and the second one is indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes are smaller and condensed because their growth is time-consuming once they begin turning out fruits and indeterminate varieties, maintaining new growth as they begin bearing tomatoes.

BUT SOME OF THE MAIN TYPES ARE LISTED BELOW WHICH THEMSELVES INCLUDE A VARIETY IN THEIR OWN CATEGORY.

• Beefsteak

• Tomatoes

• Bell

• Block y

• Cherry

• Currant

• Deep Round O

• Flattened Glob

• Grape

• Long Block y

• Long Pointed

• Ox-heart

• Pear

• Plum

• Round

• Small Pear

• Small Pointed

• Suffer


One of the best and largest varieties of tomato is an heirloom which includes many varieties in it. Heirloom means the tomato plants which can be openly pollinated either by wind or bee. Heirloom tomatoes commonly entitled as heritage tomatoes in the UK are very famous because of their worthiness characteristics. But, unfortunately, the seeds of these self-styled heirloom tomatoes have been contaminated over a generation. Heirloom tomatoes not necessarily should be organic and also not all organic tomatoes are heirloom. Heirloom tomatoes arrive in early-mid and late-season varieties, but the growing season is very short comparatively enduring from midsummer to early fall.  The growing of best heirloom tomatoes depends on the place that has a full sun not less than six-eight hours of sun per day, moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. There are more than 100 kinds of these tomatoes that are to be growing on the vines nowadays. Many of them have unique and innovative names such as Sun Golds, Green Zebras, Black Krims, Brandywine Red(Potato Leaf), Marglobe, Quarter Century, Druzba, Caspian Pink, German Johnson, Yellow Pear Organic, Principe Borghese, Rainbow Blend Heirloom,  Black Cherry, Yellow Currant, Beefsteak Organic, Roma Organic, Red Pear, Red Currant, Giant Pink Belgium, Yellow Pear, Chadwick Cherry Organic, Burpee’s Jubilee, San Marzano, Super Italian Paste and Thessaloniki and so many others. Because of their unique shapes and designs tomatoes are famous vegetables.  All heirloom varieties are open-pollinated, but necessarily all open-pollinated varieties are heirloom varieties. The best-known colors of these heirloom tomatoes are red, orange, gold, yellow, purple, even green and almost white. Also, the weight of these heirloom tomatoes differs from approximately one kilogram to tiny one. Innovation and differentiation in each and every heirloom variety are inherently and genetically based. It has capabilities inherently and genetically to fight against pests and diseases, and it can adopt particular growing conditions and climates.

HEIRLOOM TOMATOES ARE BEING CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR MAIN CATEGORIES THAT ARE:

• Commercial Heirloom:

• Family Heirloom:

• Created Heirloom:

• Mystery Heirloom

• Commercial Heirloom:

• Family Heirloom:

• Created Heirloom:

• Mystery Heirloom


The beefsteaks one of the categories of Heirloom has many varieties.

It is also called a beef tomato. It has a weight of 450 grams or more. This type of tomato is widely used by the general public in  the making sandwiches. Unlike other types of tomatoes, this type of tomato is widely cultivated by home growers not grown in the commercial. It has many varieties in it that includes:

• Beef master VFN
• Beefsteak VFN

• Big Beef

• Brandywine

• Bucking Bronco

• Cherokee Purplea dusky red/purple beefsteak.

• Marmande

• Mortgage Lifter

• Pink Beefsteak


These above ones are the common forms of these tomatoes. The main characteristics of these types of tomatoes are: large, chunky, luscious slices the size and color of a steak.  These types of tomatoes require a growing season no less than 85 days of the crop. A sunny day, the well-drained garden is required for planting this type of tomato. As they are heavier than these types of tomatoes require support and also a space of five to six feet is necessary for this so that air can be circulated. Plant seeds inside six to eight weeks earlier than transplanting external. Planting of these seeds is done six inches deep. These seeds grow best at the temperature of 75 degrees F to 90 degrees F. This plant needs one-two inches of water every week. Beefsteak tomatoes are perhaps mainly famous because of being uneven, irregular shape, but beef steaks can also be perfectly round. Tomatoes are bitterly be grown if they are planted deep in the containers. Maintain soil equally humid to prevent flowering. It can also help stop breach when fruit absorbs water too rapidly once serious rain following dried up circumstances.

Tomatoes that are fully ripened and ready for the vine bear a tasty flavor as compared to those which are picked up early. The bottom part of tomatoes is watched carefully because it is the part which ripens early. Choose tomatoes while the skin still seems soft and waxy, even if the top hasn’t changed its adult color that are (red, purple, pink or golden yellow). Slice off the peak of the plant, or take away all fresh flower bunch a month before the first anticipated rime.

Tomato Plants

Tomato Plants

Tomato is the most well-liked vegetable in the USA and is famous among millions all over the world. Tomato plants come under the category of vegetables are the one which is readily available at any time. The mass and form of the plants depend on the species to which they belong. Tomato plants grow as large as 120 inches or as small as less than 36 inches. The growth of the tomato plants depends on the species or the class to which they belong. Smallest tomato plants can produce the cherry-sized tomatoes and the largest tomato plants can produce the tomatoes like an apple one or maybe the more large one. Tomato plants can be produced with minimal efforts and some techniques. From these techniques some are natural and some are artificial. Tomatoes are undomesticated regarding fertilizer and stimulators. In terms of agriculture, these are weighty feeders that means a huge amount of nutrients is a basic requirement for them. Fertilization is necessary six to seven days before and also on the day when the planting process is done.

Phosphorous is the element that is lovely to them because it is the one that props up the development of flowers or buds and also develops fruit or the vegetable from the tomato plant. One element which is very compulsory to be regulated and that is nitrogen during they carry flowers. The reason is if we do not control the amount of nitrogen in the planting process or after when they carry flowers, then the amount of vine will increase as compared to the rate of growth of the tomatoes which is harmful for them. The main part is Pruning, which functions the removal of suckers.

Tomato plants must be given the proper support at the time of planting and as a whole because the chances of becoming a healthy plant to increase if these plants are given proper support. The plants who have not given proper support become the victims of many problems related to their growth, quality, and health. The more they are far from the earth’s surface the more they are away from the damage which can be happened in the form of any hit, rotting of the fruits, infections, pesticides and many other troubles. A lot of ways are present today by which we can tie the tomato plants. These plants can be tied with the help of any strips made from any type of cloth-like T-shirt, handkerchief or any other.  Another important point is that avoid tying a plant right away underneath a bunch of tomato fruits. The reason behind this is the burden of the tomato fruit can become a reason to turn down these fruits on the surface of the earth. A tomato cage should be used in order to support these tomato plants because these are of very sensitive plants. These cages support them to become away from the earth’s surface. The tomato plant is uncommonly susceptible to quickly changing circumstances in the surrounding atmosphere, radiation force, air temperature, and moisture.

When To Plant Tomatoes

Every vegetable has its particular time to be grown the same as that Tomatoes also have a particular season for that. The best season for planting tomatoes is late spring and early summer. This is the time when tomatoes can be planted and they will be reaped in high quality and enormous quantity. Why these seasons are best for planting tomatoes? The answer to this question is tomatoes are planted well in the warm environment. Both seasons are fine because they provide sufficient heat and warm conditions to tomato seedlings and when the tomatoes are fully developed the late summer helps in the ripening of tomatoes. Basically the growth and quality of tomatoes mainly depend upon the heat absorbed by the planting area. So the late spring and early summer are the best planting times for tomatoes to be planted. The seedlings will grow best around 65F (18C) with gentle air circulation, lots of light, moist and well-drained soil which is rich in organic matter. The more the soil is warm most healthy and tasty tomatoes will grow. Tomato plants beside the heat also require sufficient sunlight for the proper growth. The air should be gentle because the very fast wind will spoil the plants. The best range of the pH level of the soil is in-between 5.8 to 6.5. When there is more rain than avoid it to plant the tomatoes because the more rainfall will destroy the plants also the humidity of the air will not support the plant to grow. In improper humidity will cause them problems, fungal diseases on the leaves near the surface of the earth. On the other hand, when the soil does not have sufficient moisture, then water the plant up to 12 inches. Also, when the soil has all the required nutrients in it, the planting will be more effective and the quality of tomatoes produced will be high. Planting can be done in the absence of water also the presence of huge water (Heavy Rainfall). The more or large amount of heat also creates problems for the tomatoes. Tomatoes are very sensitive to the surrounding environment so another environmental condition has a direct impact on it so keeping it safe is very necessary otherwise it will ruin the whole tomato plants.

As summer goes the color of the tomatoes changes from green to a lighter color, then it changes into light pink or yellow. After that, it changes in red color finally when it is ripping. The more heat tomatoes absorb, the more will be the red. As every vegetable or fruit has its limitations tomatoes in excessive heat which is more than they require, destroy. As tomatoes are heat lovers and these can only be planted and reaped well in summer but in late summer when the heat is at its peak the tomatoes that are near to the surface of the earth have a large problem of being damaged. So keeping these care tips in mind the tomatoes can be well planted and richly be reaped.