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Tomato

Similar Names
Solanum lycopersicum
Top Producer
China
0388 Tomatoes
Top Exporter
Mexico
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled
Top Importer
United States
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled
Wholesale Prices
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$ 1.03 per kg
-25.2%
May, 2019
Jan 7
May 20
Product Intelligence of Tomato

Varieties of Tomato

What are the varieties of Tomato?

- Heirloom Tomatoes (also called Heritage Tomatoes in the UK) are an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. 

- Heirloom Tomatoes can be classified into four categories: family heirlooms, commercial heirlooms, mystery heirlooms, and created heirlooms.

- They are consumed in many parts of Europe and the US. However, given their poor post harvest condition, they are not as widely available as other types, making their production more traditional

- Cherry tomatoes are rounded, small fruited tomatoes believed to be a genetic admixture between wild currant-type tomatoes and domesticated garden tomatoes.

- Although grown in many parts of the world, Israeli cherry tomatoes are particularly popular in many countries around the world.

- Pear or Corn Grain Tomatoes are the common name for any one in a group of indeterminate heirloom tomatoes. 

-They are typically yellow and small in shape but can be found in red and orange colors.

- They are grown in Europe and US.

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- Roma Tomatoes are red plum shaped tomatoes and one of the most consumed varieties in the world. 

- They are mostly grown in the US, UK, Australia, and Mexico

- Beefsteak Tomatoes (Beef Tomatoes in the UK) are one of the most produced varieties of tomatoes in the world.

- It is a round, red colored tomato that sometimes displays pronounced ribbing similar to pre-columbian tomato varieties.

General Information

- There are more than 10,000 varieties in the world. Some of which are widely consumed in specific regions of the world. 

- The USDA has produced an extensive collection of the different types of tomatoes available around the world.

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Product Description
General Information

- Large, rounded, edible, berry of an herb of the nightshade family native to South America. 

- It is typically red, but it might be yellow, orange, green or purple. 

- It is consumed raw or cooked as a vegetable. 

- Other uses include production of vegetable pastes and sauces.

- Tomatoes are grown in many parts of the world, with an annual global production of 170.8 million tonnes in 2017. China, India, US, Egypt and Turkey are the largest producers worldwide.

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