Often misinterpreted as a vegetable, the tomato is a warm-season fruit. Containing high levels of lycopene, tomatoes are good for the eyes, guarding against Age-Related Macular Degeneration, which may cause blindness. Tomatoes are America’s most popular garden “vegetable.”
Central and South America
Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:
Spring: SEEDS: Start indoors 6-7 weeks before last frost date.
TRANSPLANTS: Plant outside when danger of frost has passed.
Fall: SEEDS: In warmer climates, plant indoors 20 weeks before first frost date.
TRANSPLANTS: Plant outdoors 16 weeks before first frost date.
Preferred Growing Climate: Sunny
Planting Depth: 1/4″-1/2″
Plant Spacing: 18″-24″
Days to Germinate: 6-14 days
Days to Harvest: 65-90 days
Pairs Well With:
Cheese, garlic, onion, olive oil, oregano, whole-wheat pasta
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 5 mg 0%
Potassium 237 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.2 g 4%
Sugar 2.6 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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